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Claude J. Teas, 89

Claude J. Teas, age 89, of Delano, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, surrounded by family.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. The Rev. Christopher Wenthe will officiate at the Mass, and military honors will be provided by the Delano American Legion Post 377. Interment with military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Assembly Lane 2 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 5 p.m. rosary service; and will continue Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to Mass.

Claude was born July 1, 1921, to Claude C. and Anna (Campbell) Teas in Watertown.

He was a rural mail carrier for 30 years, an active member of the community and the American Legion, and served as 10th District Commander of the American Legion in 1979.

Claude was recently inducted into the Watertown football hall of fame for being the coach of the undefeated team in 1942.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Thomas; his father, Claude C.; mother Anna; sister Lorna; and brother Earle.

Claude is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia “Ginny;” children Pat and Tim Stelter, June and Tom Berlinger, Mike and Nancy Teas, Dave Teas, Mary and Bob Macko, and Amy Feist; grandchildren Lisa, Christopher, Michael, Austin, Ryan, David, Teresa, Ashley, Ellie, Noah, Jared, Anna and Rachel; great-grandchildren Lila, Mallory, Maddie, Isabel Dis, and Maddie; many extended family, friends; and a large American Legion family.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.