VERMILLION, S.D. -- Archie E. Teigen, age 68, died Sunday, Oct. 24, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Archie was born March 20, 1936, in Detroit Lakes, Minn., to Adeline (Jensen) and Archie Teigen Sr. He graduated from Brainerd High School after which he served with the U.S. Marines in the Korean conflict. He received his master's degree in business health administration from the University of Minnesota.
He was married to Sharon Maxe on Sept. 27, 1958, in Brainerd. They moved to Vermillion in 1974 where he took the position of finance officer at the USD School of Medicine until 1986 when he worked for Federal Express until retirement.
Archie enjoyed and loved spending time with family and friends especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed attending the Vermillion High School sporting events. He will be remembered by his love for music. He was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational where he was a Diaconate member.
Grateful for sharing his life, are his wife, Sharon; children, Rick (Sandy) Teigen, Vermillion, Sheree (John) Schwartz, Watertown, S.D., Randy (LeAnn) Teigen, Hannibal, Mo., Susan (Jason) Huska, Vermillion, Rob (Theresa Flicek) Teigen, Vermillion; grandchildren, Matthew, Chad, Christopher Teigen, McKenzie, Jayce, Keely Huska, Christine Schwartz, and Marcus and Tanner Teigen. He also is survived by two brothers Merlyn and Connie Teigen, Peculiar, Mo., James, Minneapolis; and sister Ardella and Don Woodward, Hastings, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Allen Eugene Teigen.
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