Gail J. Teed, 81, of Colfax died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coburn Funeral Home with burial following at Ashton Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Gail J. Teed Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Gail Delroy and Esther (Kern) Teed, Gail was born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Colfax. Gail served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. On June 6, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carol Brandon in Long Beach, Calif. He worked as a machinist at John Deere in Ankeny for 15 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Hope Assembly of God in Colfax, as well as the American Legion and the American Pigeon Association.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Carol; children, Kim Teed of Newton, Clifford Teed and his wife Alesia of Newton, Carolyn Main and her special friend Michael Schreck and Debora Teed and her husband Dan of Newton; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four sisters, Alene Beard of Colfax, Ruby Beard of Arizona, Bonnie McCart of Corydon, Henrietta Nickell of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, Richard Teed of Colfax. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Rodney Teed; three brothers, George, Edward and Leland; and two sisters, Dorothy Jones and Donna Smith.