Wayne August Teal

BARK RIVER — Wayne August Teal, 90, of Bark River, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Phlox, Wis., on Jan. 30, 1929. At age 6, his family moved to Bark River. It was at this time his parents, Ray and Lorraine Teal, first established Teal’s Evergreens near the old Derocher Market. In later years, the business was moved to its current location.

Wayne married the love of his life, Bonnie Jean Calouette, on July 19, 1947. Together they celebrated 69 years of marriage before she passed in 2017.

Wayne loved to travel. He and Bonnie made many trips abroad and toured the USA. He always looked forward to a yearly fishing trip to Canada and loved time spent with his buddies at hunting camp. Most important to him were family and friends. He was an avid Bronco basketball fan and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved life and saw the value in all people and nature. He will be greatly missed but now is at peace with his Bonnie Jean.

Wayne is survived by his children, Bonnie Kaye and Larry Curtin, Terry and Kathy (Hooker) Teal, Mary Jo and John Robinette, and Lori and Clarence Lohrey; grandchildren, Sandy (Rob) Keslin, Sheryl (Brad) Dagenais, Valerie Teal, David (Deanna) Robinette, Rick (Melissa) Robinette, Vicki (Jamie) DeGrand, Bethany (John Norman) Lohrey, Jennifer Lohrey and Scott (Stefanie) Lohrey; great grandchildren, Nick, Kenadie, Teigan, Brie (Ryan), Megan, Johnnie, Zach, Emily, Gracie, Timmy, Levi, Adian, Carter and Grayson Wayne. Wayne is also survived by in-laws, Joan Stevenson, John and Joan Calouette and Don and Sharon Calouette, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Deceased family members are his wife, Bonnie; parents, Ray and Lorraine (Berndt) Teal; father and mother-in-law, Chester and Margaret Calouette; brothers, Fred and Melvin; brother and sisters-in-law, Corrine Teal, Bob and Charlotte Calouette, Mike and Joyce Calouette, Ken Palmgren and Art Stevenson.

Visitation will be held at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. concluding with parish prayers at 7 p.m. with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. The funeral service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Thursday, Aug. 22, beginning with a brief viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. and a luncheon to follow in the church hall. Burial will be in the Bark River Township Cemetery.

A message of condolence may be directed to the Teal family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.