Donald R. Teske, 70, Torrington

Funeral services for DONALD R. TESKE, 70, will be held at 2pm Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Torrington United Methodist Church with Reverend Rick Cederholm officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Don died at his home on July 26, 2013. Memorials may be given to either the United Methodist Church or the Special Touch Program at Community Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home and the casket will be open briefly prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at

Don was born October 12, 1942 in Torrington, Wyoming the son of James and Hilda (Herren) Teske. He grew up and received his education in Torrington graduating high school there. He married Sylvia "Kay" Lackey on August 30, 1963 in Torrington. He entered the U.S. Army where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Upon his discharge he returned to Torrington. He started working for the Goshen County School District and worked his way up to head custodian at Trail Elementary. He was there for thirty-four years retiring on July 1, 2003.

Don was a member of the United Methodist Church, RT School Personnel, AARP, Sugar Valley Singers, and the State Custodial Association Board. He enjoyed traveling, cruises, family, walking, singing, and playing guitar.

Don is survived by a son Kevin Teske and a daughter Djuana Heil and her husband Shawne all of Torrington; two brothers Roger, and Billy Teske both of Torrington; four grandchildren Miranda Teske, Brandent Wade Heil, BreEanna Kay Heil, and Summer Heil all of Torrington; one great grandchild Anden Hansen and another great grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Kay; three brothers Jerry, James, and Robert; and two sisters Jacquelin Samson and Jeanne Harriman.

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