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Maurice Teiken

Maurice Teiken

Sept. 2, 1931-Sept. 11, 2013

Former Ogema resident Maurice "Boots" S. Teiken, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Ogema.

Visitation will be held at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Interment will be held at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, rural Ogema.

Maurice Steven Teiken was born to Henry and Anna (Jasken) Teiken on Sept. 2, 1931 in Ogema. He attended District 104, a one room country school near Ogema. After his schooling, Boots farmed with his family.

On December 9, 1952, he began serving with the United States Army, and was stationed in Alaska. Boots was honorably discharged on November 12, 1954 and came back to Ogema to continue farm-ing with his family.

For over 30 years, Boots worked for Sig Olson and Sons doing construction around the area; a job he thoroughly enjoyed. After he retired, he helped his nephews' farm.

Boots enjoyed the simple things in life: his short trips to the casino, family reunions, tending to his gardens or sitting down for a friendly game of cards. Boots enjoyed the many conversations and friendships made over the years.

For the past three years Boots has lived at Ecumen Emmanuel Community. He enjoyed every minute of his stay there. He made many friends; he loved to tease the staff and enjoyed receiving their attention.

Surviving Boots are his brother, Dave Teiken; two sisters, Margaret (Darwin) McArthur and Elaine Hoban (Albert Schouviller); two sisters-in-law, Trula Teiken and Mary Ann Teiken; and one brother-in-law, Louis Trujillo, all of Ogema.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five sisters, Irene Reller, Doris Reller, Francis Brakefield, Marie St. Germain-Lohman and Lorayne Trujillo; and four brothers, Joseph, Leonard, Henry and Leo.

Boots' family is grateful for the kindness and love shown to them by the staff and friends at Ecumen Emmanuel Community.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Online tributes can be shared at