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Dr. LeRoy Teigen

March 12, 1937-May 7, 2009

Detroit Lakes native Dr. LeRoy D. Teigen, formerly of Scottsbluff, Neb., left this life on May 7, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

LeRoy Dean Teigen, known as "Lee" or "Doc" to his friends, was born to Leon and Dorothy Teigen on March 12, 1937 in Detroit Lakes. Lee was a veteran of the Korean Conflict as a Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd class. In 1962, he graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, and opened his practice in Scottsbluff, Neb., where he practiced for 40 years.

Lee was a member of Tehama Shiners, Hastings, Neb.; he was a Past Master of Lodge 265 A F and A M of Scottsbluff, a lifetime member of the National Quarter Horse Association and a member of the Scottsbluff Elks Club. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Valley of Alliance, Orient of Nebraska and the AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Dr. Teigen retired in 2002, when he and his wife joined the family of full-time motorhomers. They traveled the United States for three years before finding a home in the Rio Grande Valley, at Green Gate Grove in Mission, Texas.

Lee will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors, including his wife Charlotte of Mission, Texas; daughter Taryn of Denver, Colo.; son Todd (Noelle) of Yuma, Ariz.; sister Dotty (John) Holden of Burnsville, Minn.; five grandchildren; brother-in-law Kevin (Miriam) Cartwright of Vandalia, Mich.; two nieces, one nephew and eight great nieces and great nephews.

Preceding Lee in death were his parents and a daughter, Tracy Woodard.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 17, at the Green Gate Community Center, with burial at the Rio Grande Valley Veterans State Cemetery.