Gerald Teague

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Gerald W. Teague, 91, of Belleville, IL, born January 19, 1930, in Farber, MO, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2021, at his residence, after a lengthy illness.

Gerald entered the U. S. Army in May of 1947, receiving his high school diploma while serving in Germany. He left the Army in April 1952 and worked various jobs before enlisting in the United States Air Force in November 1952. Gerald served in Germany, England, Japan, and Thailand before retiring as a Technical Sergeant on February 1, 1970.

After his retirement from military service, he worked at the United States Postal Service in Belleville, IL from April 1970 until January 1990. Jerry spent the next seven years working for the Village of Swansea as a dispatcher, and four years working at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center. He enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball on television, tending to his garden, having coffee with his friends at the Belleville East YMCA, and especially loved the time that he spent with his grandchildren and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Verdia, nee McIntosh, Teague; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Bernita, nee Hart, Saxe; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred (Fred) Wilkinson, Jean (Richard) Branstetter, Mary (Bill) Crow, and Velma (Robert) Motley; and a brother, Elmer M. “Mack” Teague.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane, nee Saxe, Teague, whom he married on October 7, 1963, in Blytheville, AR;
two sons, William A. “Andy” (Lisa) Teague of Woodbridge, VA, and Christopher “Chris” (Amy) Teague of Wildwood, MO;
five grandchildren, Samantha Teague of Holly Springs, GA, Avery, Ainsley, and Abigail Teague of Woodbridge, VA, and Mattingly C. Teague of Wildwood, MO;
a great-grandson, Noah A. Waters of Holly Springs, GA;
eight siblings, William “Bill” (Deborah) Teague of Mexico, MO, Donna (Claudie) Tipton of Farber, MO, Jim E. (Ardis) Teague of Caldwell, ID, Jerry L. (Patty) Teague of Mexico, MO, Forrest “Bud” (Leota) Teague of Vandalia, MO, Charles “Ronnie” (Irma Sue) Teague of Springfield, MO, Jack (Linda) Teague of Village of Loch Lloyd, MO, and G. Faye Teague of Overland Park, KS;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, to Belleville East YMCA, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO


5 Comments on Gerald Teague

Beverly Lozano said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2021 at 3:15 AM

Mary, what a journey. Wayne was a kind and thoughtful man and Draven loved to visit him. I am so thankful he so quickly and gently passed over...our prayers were answered. We will miss him. Deepest sympathies.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Alan Higgins said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2021 at 6:08 PM

Worked with Jerry at the Main Post Office in Belleville. He was a great co-worker and a dedicated employee. It was always great to see him when I was in his neighborhood. RIP Jerry

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
ALLEN WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Brenda Doll said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2021 at 5:04 PM

Mary, We offer our sympathy upon the passing of Gerald. May Jesus wrap his loving arms around your family during this sad time. Roger & Brenda Doll, Members of FUPC

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Don Bellessa said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2021 at 7:44 AM

I am so sorry to lose one of my closest friends. Served with Jerry in Germany 1950-1951.

  • Mt. Carmel
  • Ill

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