Steven Anthony Teske, 60, of Walla Walla, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 18, 2007.
His funeral was last month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla.
Steven was born on Sept. 2, 1947, at Baker City to Reuben and Lois Ruth Taylor Teske. He lived for a while in La Grande and graduated from a church school there.
He graduated from Upper Columbia Academy at Spangle, Wash., in 1965 and attended Walla Walla College. He served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 1967.
He married Dolly Ogren in 1966. They had two children: Steven H. and Dolly Jo. The couple later divorced.
On March 1, 1997, he married Patricia “Pat” Bunn Schafer at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Steven was the owner of Teske & Associates Mechanical Services for 12 years. He enjoyed boating and restoring cars.
He was a member of Washington Odd Fellows Enterprise Lodge No. 2.
Survivors include his wife, Pat; a daughter and son-in-law, Dolly Jo and Rick Spangler of Grand Junction, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Teresa Schafer of Castle Wood, S.D., and Jackie Schafer of Stockholm, S.D.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven H. and Erin Teske of Frederick, Md.; two stepsons, James Schafer of Milbank, S.D., and Tony Schafer of Stockholm; father and stepmother, Jean Teske of Rice, Wash.; two brothers, David Teske of Port Townsend, Wash., and Terrance Wesley Teske of Walla Walla; six grandchildren and a stepgrandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 16, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor