Jared F. Teichmeier, 80, died Friday, March 6, 2015. He was born on August 10, 1934 in Rockville Nebraska to Frank and Christal Teichmeier. He grew up on the farm with 3 brothers and 3 sisters and graduated from Boelus High School.
Jared married Doris Koslicki on July 24, 1958 at Fort Riley Kansas and they celebrated their 55th anniversary before Doris died in 2013. They had four children: son: Greg (Lori) Teichmeier, Lincoln; daughters; Dodie (Randy) Grachek, Atlanta GA, Katherine (Harlan) Opie, Olathe, KS, Andrea (Mark) Keim, Lincoln; grandchildren, Nicole (Andy) Janssen, Tiffany (Austin) Young, Jared, Neil and Kellen Grachek, Tristan and Eden Opie, Joel, Eva, Lily and Evan Keim; great grandchildren, Bella Slattery and Harper Janssen. Jared also enjoyed a large extended family and many friends.
Jared was in the US Army and served 20 years with the US Navy Reserve- Seabees. For most of his life he worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. During his retirement, he worked part time for Budget Rental Car. He was a member of United Rubber Workers/USWA Local 286, serving on its executive board and bargaining unit. He was President of Local 286 from 1988 -1994. He was devoted to the cause of labor unions and worked tirelessly for the advancement of working people. He was a delegate to the Lincoln Central Labor Union for 50 years, was inducted into the Nebraska State AFL-CIO Hall of Fame, received the Al Bauer Award for leadership, and was a representative for labor in various capacities in government and the community.
Jared was also very active in local and state affairs of the Democratic Party. He was on the Lancaster County Democratic Party Central Committee, was an officer in the Nebraska Alliance for Retired Americans and was the ultimate grassroots campaigner for political candidates and legislative issues. He was honored to be a Nebraska Delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1996 (Chicago) and 2000 (Los Angeles).
His community involvement was extensive. He cared a lot about northeast Lincoln and was active in the Havelock Business Association, the Havelock Neighborhood Association and the Northeast Family Center. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Goodyear Employees Federal Credit Union. He served as a deacon at Rosemont Alliance Church. He volunteered for the Triad Salt Council, Nebraskans for Peace, the Community Blood Bank, United Way, the Larsen Tractor Museum at UNL, the Food Bank of Lincoln, and operated the train at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Most of all, Jared was a kind, sweet, generous man. He was a wonderful Dad, but he excelled as a Grandpa. We will miss him every day, but thoughts of him will warm our hearts and make us smile because of who he was.
Jared is survived by his immediate family, his brothers Leroy Teichmeier and Kenneth Teichmeier, and his sisters Colleen Mieth and Charlotte Case. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, and 2 nephews.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 12, 2015 at the Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th. Visitation will be from 4:00-9:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th, at Wyuka Funeral Home.
Memorials to The Food Bank of Lincoln or MiddleCross Church, formerly Rosemont Alliance Church.