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Calvin Francis Tegethoff, 90, died Dec. 10, 2012, at Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield.

Visitation is planned for 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Kan. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington.

Calvin was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Washington to Frank F. and Daisy I. (Meyer) Tegethoff.

On July 20, 1943, he was united in marriage to Alma G. Edgar at Greenleaf. Calvin farmed for 35 years in Missouri. They moved to Ottawa, and he owned and operated Cal’s Door Service for 25 years, retiring in his 80s.   

He was a horse lover and would attend horse shows as often as time would allow. He also loved friends, family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Ivan Tegethoff; and sister, Leota Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Alma; sons, James Tegethoff and wife, Nancy, Wichita, and Gary Tegethoff and wife, Dalia, Pasedena, Texas; sisters, Barbara Aldridge, Niceville, Fla., Nadine Sparks and husband, Ken, Dover, Del.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established in Calvin’s name and will be designated by the family. Contributions may be sent through the funeral home.

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