Phillip O. Teeters, 79 of Decatur died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.
Phillip was born August 8th, 1936 in the river bottoms near Decatur, Nebraska to Gregory and Joyce (Hughes) Teeters. They moved to a farm near Winnebago, Nebraska where Phillip graduated from Winnebago High School in 1954.
On October 20th, 1957 Phillip married Lucille Calkins and lived in Walthill, Nebraska where they had the first two of four children. They lived for a short while in Portland, Oregon where their third child was born then moved back to Walthill where they had their fourth.
Phillip was a mechanic most of his professional life. He co-owned and ran Teeters Garage with his father for many years. After selling the business Phillip worked at Great Plains Lumber then Walthill Farm Equipment and Bancroft-Rosalie elementary school before retiring. Phillip and Lucille spent a year in Greeley, Colorado before moving back to Nebraska and settling in Decatur where he took tolls at the Decatur Bridge. Phillip officially retired when the bridge stopped taking tolls.
Phillip enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, boating and camping on “his” river. Many a story at the “old camp”, and the camp at the Decatur Marina, center around him. He was an avid Husker fan and enjoyed spending time with friends and his grandchildren.
Phillip was a proud member of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Nebraska, Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 for over 50 years.
Phillip is survived by his wife; daughter, Teri (Alvin) Terry of Colorado Springs, CO; sons, Tom (Peggy) Teeters of Eagan, MN, Trevor Teeters of Bancroft; 5 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gregory Jr; sister, Sharon (Huffman); son, Tracy.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:00 am, at United Methodist Church in Decatur.
BURIAL: at a later date, Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur.
MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.
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