Rebecca Lynn Teigen, 56, Glenwood City, WI went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 30, 2014 after her brief encounter with cancer. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
Becky was born in Marshfield, WI to Neil and Delores (Fenno) Reimann on April 16, 1958. She was the oldest of 6 children, baptized at First Lutheran Church, Westboro, WI and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran, Whittlesey, WI. She attended Whittlesey and Pleasant Heights Grade School and graduated from Medford High School in 1976. After High School she attended Concordia University, St. Paul, MN where she studied art that she loved and used in her drawings throughout her life and she batted ‘clean up’ and played catcher for the Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Team.
Dennis Connolly, St. Paul MN and Becky were married in 1990 until his death in 2010. They raised 3 children, Jennifer, James and Annie. During that time she drove St. Paul City Bus, worked at The Tile Shop, Cady Cheese and Andersen Windows to support her children. They moved to Glenwood City in 1997 and all 3 children graduated from Glenwood City High School.
Becky and Scott Teigen were married in 2011 and she moved to the family farm in Glenwood City where she lived until her death. Along with her love of the farm, horses and wildlife, she loved the north woods, particularly the Lake Superior area and Madeline Island and the Whittlesey/Westboro area in the Chequamegan Forest where her parents live. She loved to cook and was always planning the next meal. Wreaths and rocks were her thing. She would scour the ditches and fields for plants she could use in her wreaths next fall and she had little piles of rocks all over the farm that she would go back and pick up for her next project. It was a Christmas wreath that brought her and Scott together. Becky was an Artist in everything she did. Her hard work, honesty, art and love of family is who she was and is a reflection of the loving relationship she had with her Savior Jesus Christ. Becky always knew who she was and where she was going. There was never any gray area in Becky’s thinking.
Rebecca was proud to be a Reimann/Peterson and loved all her extended family and maintained close relationships with all of them. Rebecca is survived by her husband Scott, children Jennifer (friend Anthony Olson) of Rochester MN, James of St. Cloud MN and Annie of New York City (Queens), parents Neil and Delores Reimann, Scott’s sons Travis and Brian (Laura) both of Glenwood City, siblings, Bob & Janet Reimann of Merrill, WI, Rhonda & Bob McClure of Lincoln MT, Rod & Wendy Reimann of Lake Elmo, MN, Robin & Phil Carlson of Milan WI, and Ray & Marla Reimann of Merrill WI and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Nieces & Nephews that she dearly loved.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, several aunts and uncles and one of her dearest friends Doris Teigen (Scott’s mother).
Visitation will be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Friday, October 3 from 3-6 p.m. with Memorial Service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Diane House officiating. Funeral services with Pastor Randy Jeppessen officiating will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medford WI on Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. with visitation preceding the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Interment of cremains will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro Township. Becky has requested that memorials be given to Living Water International or the Glenwood City Library.