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Shawn Teiken

Shawn Teiken

Oct. 17, 1975-April 3, 2013

Shawn M. Teiken, 37, of Detroit Lakes and Ogema, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home.

There will be a gathering of friends and family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Friends are asked to bring a memory and a photo of Shawn. These will be shared at 2:30 p.m.

Shawn Michael Teiken was born to James and Julie (Donner) Teiken on October 17, 1975 in Detroit Lakes. He attended schools in Ogema, Detroit Lakes and Dilworth, Minn., as well as Brookings, S.D. He then moved to Oregon, where he attended the auto body repair program at Lane Community College in Eugene.

In 2002, he returned to the Frazee area, where he met Cassie Aschtgen, who became his life partner. They lived in Frazee, where he worked for Jepson Auto Body. In 2005, they opened Wolf Lake Repair in Wolf Lake. In 2007, they celebrated the arrival of their daughter, Wynn, and Shawn became a stay-at-home dad, experiencing the joys of parenting.

Shawn also enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, playing his guitar and tinkering, with his helper Wynn at his side. He was very artistic and had a love of all types of music.

Survivors include his life partner, Cassie Aschtgen of Ogema; his daughter, Wynn Teiken of Ogema; his parents, Julie and George Hamer of Brookings, S.D., and James Teiken of Mahnomen; a sister, Bobbi Jo Rohaley of Springfield, Ore.; his grandparents, Emily Donner of Ogema, Trula Teiken of Ogema, Roy and Ruth Hamer of Fargo.

Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Oliver Donner and Hank Teiken; uncle, Kevin Donner; and cousins, Todd and Scott Donner.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at

Oct. 17, 1975-April 3, 2013