January 25, 2011
Robert W Teyro passesd away January 25th, joining his beloved wife Virginia in the arms of our lord. Robert was born December 6th 1918 in New Prague, MN. He moved to Hopkins, MN and would go on to excel in football, basketball, and track at Hopkins high. He chose to remain close to his high school sweetheart,Virginia Lindahl and attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship. Robert enlisted in the Air Force while still in school and served his country in World War II. Upon returning from the war, he married Virginia and joined his brother George in sales at IBM. A proud 'IBMer' he lived in Minnesota, Iowa, West Virginia, Kansas, and Oklahoma, winning numerous presidents club sales awards. Robert began visiting Pinehurst in the 1950's and ultimately decided it was where he wanted to retire so that he could endlessly pursue his passion of golf. A member of CCNC since it's inception, and a scractch golfer, Robert enjoyed hitting balls and playing a hole or two up until his final days. Robert defined optimism and positivity and was a 'good man' in the truest sense of the term. The family would like to thank Madonna, the neighbors, Pinehurst merchants, and the staff at CCNC for allowing both Robert and Virginia to live their last years with freedom and dignity.
Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Mary & James Kaner (Minnetonka, MN) and grandchildren Ryan and Dustin Rector of Minneapolis MN, and Parker Atkins of Oklahoma City OK. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia, and daughter Linda.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorials to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial mass will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart church in Pinehurst with a date tbd.
Powell Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.
On line condolences may be made to www.pinesfunerals.com