LeRoy Ronald “Ronnie” TeiglandLeRoy Ronald “Ronnie” Teigland, 82, of East Grand Forks, MN died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Roseau Life Care Center, Roseau, MN.
Ronnie Teigland was born September 27, 1930 in Goodridge, MN the son of Allen and Marjorie “Alice” (Stephenson) Teigland. He moved to Grygla, MN where he attended rural Grygla schools. He served his country in the US Army from 1950-1952. He moved to Waukegan, IL and worked at various jobs and started his career in plumbing and pipefitting. He returned to Minnesota in the early 1960’s where he joined the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 300 of Fargo, where he was a member for over 50 years. He worked on many construction sites at schools, water plants, missile sites, paper mills, sugar beet factories and Altru Rehab Clinic, usually as a foreman or general foreman. He also farmed his home place at Grygla, MN for a few years while working construction. On December 13, 1969 he married Irene Flaten in Warren, MN. Ronnie retired in 1994 and then worked on farms for Tommy Jackson, Rodney Pape and for many years Dan Driscoll, where he loved being on the tractor.