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April 25, 2011

Teddy Visser, 81, Lovilia

LOVILIA — Teddy Carl Visser, 81, of Lovilia, died Friday evening, April 22, 2011, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1930, near Lovilia to Carl Garrett and Ella Mae (Clark) Visser.

After school, Teddy enlisted with the Air Force. He married Alice Colleen Clipperton on June 3, 1951, in Hamilton. He was a truck driver. Teddy was a member of the Lovilia United Methodist Church. He liked to spend time at his cabin on the river with his friends. He enjoyed reading, had an extensive collection of John Wayne memorabilia and truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Colleen; son, Larry (Linda) Visser of Lovilia; grandchildren, Chad (Windy) Toopes of Ottumwa, James (Jennifer) Toopes of Lovilia, John (Jodi) Toopes of Lovilia, Karrie (Dusty) Hutchinson of Lovilia, Seth (Sarah) Visser of Centerville; seven great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He is preceded in death by one son in infancy, Terry; daughter, Chris Toopes; and daughter-in-law, Kamarie Visser.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Lovilia United Methodist Church in Lovilia with Rev. Dale Schoening officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Howard Cessna Post No. 136 of Albia.

Visitation will take place beginning at 1:00 p.m. today with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lovilia.

Memorials may be directed Lovilia United Methodist Church.

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