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Scott B. Tegland, 52

Scott Bradley Tegland, age 52, was called home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.

Scott loved the Lord, life, family, hunting, hard work, and farming. He was always striving to be a good husband, father, son and worker. Physical exercise was his passion.

Many in his neighborhood knew him as a handyman. Family members knew him as the life of the party. Fellow workers knew him as a listening ear. His wife and sons knew him as a loyal, loving, solid, one-of-a kind gift from God.

Scott was born Oct. 24, 1957, in Austin, MN to Ted and Darla Tegland. He grew up in Mound and Watertown, on the farm.

As a young man, he was active in hockey, music, barbershop quartet, and as a member of Watertown Free Church. His family remembers his 6 a.m. singing of John Denver songs.

After graduating from Watertown High School in 1976, he attended Central College in McPherson, KS, where he met his wife, Brenda Steffen. They were married July 29, 1979.

Brenda always felt cherished and loved by Scott. They were blessed with two sons, Michael and Matt, who are now 23 and 21. Scott taught them both the value of hard work, honesty, and perseverance. He was a wonderful husband and father, doing all he could to provide for all their needs.

Scott worked as a skilled machinist for 33 years at Nilfisk Advance in Plymouth. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Cokato for 30 years, helping with teaching, ushering, and special music.

While rejoicing that Scott is in heaven, he will be greatly missed by his wife, Brenda; sons Michael and Matt; parents Ted and Darla Tegland of Cokato; sisters Dawn (David) Rostomily of Cokato, and Lorrie (Roger) Miller of Janesville, MN; brother Damon (Carla) of Anderson, MO; parents-in-law Bruce and LaDonna Steffen of Industry, KS; brothers-in-law Bradley (Joyce) Steffen and Bryan (Karen) Steffen, both of Abilene, KS; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, grand nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Sept. 18 at the First Baptist Church of Cokato.