Denver Eugene Teeling

March 29, 1933 ‒ May 03, 2018

Pataskala, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Denver Eugene Teeling, age 85, of Pataskala, Ohio, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1933 in Layland, Ohio to the late Lyle and Pearl Marie (Phillips) Teeling.

Denver graduated from Killbuck High School in 1951, and then joined the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and served as a Military Policeman.  After the service, Denver worked as an oil well driller.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4207 in Mount Vernon. He loved reading and watching westerns, and spent a lot of his time driving the Amish around the country.  Denver also enjoyed square dancing, roller skating, old cars, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his children, David Eugene Teeling, Carol (Ryan) Rowe; grandchildren, Robert Rowe, Allison Labo, Amanda (Luis) Cruz; great-grandchildren, Lucy Rowe, Lucas Labo, Konor Rowe, Brendyn Cruz, Andrea Cruz and Ariana Cruz; a sister, Roma Reed; and special friend, Dorothy Crabtree.

Along with his parents, Denver is preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Teeling; and a sister, Gloria Landon.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

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  • What a kind & gentle, laid-back man Denver was. He & our mom came into each others’ lives when each of them needed a partner, after each had lost their spouse. He & Mom were/are members of the Summit Seniors, the Lima Seniors, & the Buckeye Lake Seniors. They loved to go on Senior bus trips with their friends & visited many places and venues. Denver was so very proud to be a Veteran; and would tell us all about his military experiences. When they would leave our house, I would tell him to be careful driving on his way home. His favorite reply would always be “When you’re good, you don’t have to be careful!” And, true to his word, he was a very good man. Our family will miss him so very much. And our dog will, too; Denver was one his very favorite people to greet when he came to our home. When Denver sat down, the dog jumped in his lap & never moved. Mom’s neighbors enjoyed visiting with them; initially one of them sometimes could not remember Denver’s name; so he just called him “Colorado”. Sometimes you just don’t realize how someone will touch your life & how beloved they will become. Thank you for sharing Denver with our family for the last 6 years. He loved all of you so very much. God has gained a very special, and very tall angel.

  • Denver is my Grandpa. I cant begin to put into words the amout of hurt in my heart that came when we lost him. I have sooo many memories of him and Grandma while i was growing up. They were truly the best Grandparents a kid could ask for. They will forever be greatly missed. I love you both. Ill see you both when my time comes