March 7, 2015

Jared F. Teichmeier


TeichmeierJared F. Teichmeier, 80, died Friday, March 6, 2015. He was born on August 10, 1934 in Rockville Nebraska to Frank and Christal Teichmeier. He grew up on the farm with 3 brothers and 3 sisters and graduated from Boelus High School.

Jared married Doris Koslicki on July 24, 1958 at Fort Riley Kansas and they celebrated their 55th anniversary before Doris died in 2013. They had four children: son: Greg (Lori) Teichmeier, Lincoln; daughters; Dodie (Randy) Grachek, Atlanta GA, Katherine (Harlan) Opie, Olathe, KS, Andrea (Mark) Keim, Lincoln; grandchildren, Nicole (Andy) Janssen, Tiffany (Austin) Young, Jared, Neil and Kellen Grachek, Tristan and Eden Opie, Joel, Eva, Lily and Evan Keim; great grandchildren, Bella Slattery and Harper Janssen. Jared also enjoyed a large extended family and many friends.

Jared was in the US Army and served 20 years with the US Navy Reserve- Seabees. For most of his life he worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. During his retirement, he worked part time for Budget Rental Car. He was a member of United Rubber Workers/USWA Local 286, serving on its executive board and bargaining unit. He was President of Local 286 from 1988 -1994. He was devoted to the cause of labor unions and worked tirelessly for the advancement of working people. He was a delegate to the Lincoln Central Labor Union for 50 years, was inducted into the Nebraska State AFL-CIO Hall of Fame, received the Al Bauer Award for leadership, and was a representative for labor in various capacities in government and the community.

Jared was also very active in local and state affairs of the Democratic Party.  He was on the Lancaster County Democratic Party Central Committee, was an officer in the Nebraska Alliance for Retired Americans and was the ultimate grassroots campaigner for political candidates and legislative issues. He was honored to be a Nebraska Delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1996  (Chicago) and 2000 (Los Angeles).

His community involvement was extensive. He cared a lot about northeast Lincoln and was active in the Havelock Business Association, the Havelock Neighborhood Association and the Northeast Family Center. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Goodyear Employees Federal Credit Union. He served as a deacon at Rosemont Alliance Church. He volunteered for the Triad Salt Council, Nebraskans for Peace, the Community Blood Bank, United Way, the Larsen Tractor Museum at UNL, the Food Bank of Lincoln, and operated the train at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Most of all, Jared was a kind, sweet, generous man. He was a wonderful Dad, but he excelled as a Grandpa. We will miss him every day, but thoughts of him will warm our hearts and make us smile because of who he was.

Jared is survived by his immediate family, his brothers Leroy Teichmeier and Kenneth Teichmeier, and his sisters Colleen Mieth and Charlotte Case. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, and 2 nephews.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 12, 2015 at the Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th.  Visitation will be from 4:00-9:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th, at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to The Food Bank of Lincoln or MiddleCross Church, formerly Rosemont Alliance Church.



  1. What a wonderful cousin and friend he has been to me and my family. We have so many fun and happy memories of time spent with him. He will be sorely missed but we will meet again one day up there with Jesus! What a day that will be!

  2. Jerry Teichmeier was one of those people that you knew you could count on and he never failed to support those people and ideas in which he believed. I admired him and enjoyed knowing him all the years that we worked together. He will be missed.

  3. Jerry was a truly good man, a trusted friend, a fellow warrior in the fight for worker’s rights. We will miss him and we will remember his work to make the world a better place for all of us.

  4. I was so sorry to hear of Jared’s passing. I was very inspired by the love he displayed for his wife, and kindness he showed neighbors that needed a helping hand or a friendly visit. The Seward Avenue neighborhood lost a good friend!

  5. I am so sorry and sad to hear about the loss if Jared. I worked with him at the Lincoln airport at Budget and have kept in touch through Christmas cards over the past 4 years. Jared had such a kind nature, always Willing to help someone in need out. Him and his wife Doris are truly two of the most sincere and kind people I have ever met. I will always remember his love for democrats and all things made in the USA.

  6. It was truly our pleasure to work with such a great man as Jared as he sacrificed his work, family, and leisure time so he could serve many years as a volunteer Director of our Credit Union. His commitment to his beliefs, family, and Doris left a clear path for all of us to follow as we strive to lead a righteous life. He will be missed…but always remembered.

  7. You were always a pleasure to be around. Thank you for being such a fine person! Everyone at Goodyear thought the world of you.

  8. Greg, Dodie, Kathy, Andrea and families,

    I could always tell that Jared was a good man, someone that was respected in his community. He was a true family man, a man of integrity who genuinely cared about others. I always looked forward to speaking with him when he would attend our softball games so many years ago, and enjoyed reading his occasional Letters to the Editor in the paper. He was well informed and knew what he was talking about.

    We know he will be greatly missed by everyone, but he will certainly not be forgotten.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • I have many of the same thoughts. I enjoyed talking to him at those same softball games, always wondered when he would have another well thought out letter to the editor, and knew that he was well respected by a lot of people. I also remember growing up in the same Havelock neighborhood as his children, not more than a couple of blocks from each other. He and his wife raised their children very well.

      My family sends their condolences and prayers to his family.

  9. Jerry was a very good leader of working people.

  10. I knew Jerry through the URW and went through a couple of negotiations with him. I visited Lincoln one time for Gib Laws retirement and met up with Jerry again then.

    Very good man. Cared deeply for his family and the working men and women of Lincoln, Ne.


  11. Our condolences, Jared was the bestman at our wedding and my best friend in high school.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Both Doris and Jared have been true blessings to so many and now you will all be blessed to have two very special guardian angels, reunited, together watching over each of you. Your countless cherished memories will always hold them close to your hearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Growing up next door in Havelock, as a young child, I remember
    what a great neighbor and family man Jared always was.
    Greg, Dodie, Kathy and Andrea, you have so much
    to be proud of. May he forever live in your hearts until
    you one day see him again. All my thoughts and prayers.
    Mark Welch

  14. Miss you Grandpa


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *