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June 4, 2014

Jack Teter

Jan. 22, 1933 - June 2, 2014

Jack Teter, 81, Goldsmith, died at 10:13 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born in Tipton on Jan. 22, 1933, to Basil Omer and Edna Mabel (Adams) Teter. On Sept. 29, 1956, he married Sally A. Britton, and she survives.

Jack had worked at Chrysler Kokomo Transmission for over 32 years in the shipping department driving a forklift. He retired in 1986. After retirement, he worked as a groundskeeper at Pioneer. Even during layoff times at Chrysler, Jack supported his family by pitching hay, digging graves and building fences.

He remodeled and added on to his house and it became “the house that Jack built.” He enjoyed woodworking, making bird houses, lawn ornaments and whirly gigs. Jack was a “repurposer,” using bits and pieces of cast-off wood and metal to make storage boxes for his fishing equipment and shop supplies. He was a big sports fan, especially of the Pacers and Colts and he liked to umpire Little League ball games.

He was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School in 1951 in a class of 13 students. Jack had been a volunteer with the Jefferson Township Fire Department in Goldsmith. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War as a jet engine mechanic, which left him a disabled veteran.

Survivors besides his wife, Sally, include four children, Peggy Eller and husband Mike, Lebanon, Martin Teter and wife Ivanelle, Tipton, Jerry Teter and wife Dawn, Sheridan, and Eric Teter and wife Christy, Bloomington; one brother, Ron Teter and wife Carolyn, Tipton; and one sister, Christina Grist and husband Ed, Monticello.

Jack is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Kurt Savage, Kelsey Lavigne, Janelle Plake, Jeff Teter, Jeremy Teter, Dominic Giese, Brittany Teter, David Teter, Curtis Teter and Lynn Teter, and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three siblings.

Jack’s funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lee Mangold presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with the burial at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Tetersburg Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tipton County Relay for Life, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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