Former Earlville Priest Passes Away

A priest who served the Earlville and Colesburg areas has passed away.

Reverend Herbert Tegeler of Cascade died Thursday after a lengthy illness at the Shady Rest Care Center. He was 94.

Father Tegeler was born in Dyersville. He served as an associate pastor at various churches throughout Iowa, including St. Patrick’s in Colesburg from 1959 to 1960. He also taught Theology at Beckman High School. In 2000, he became pastor at St. Joseph’s in Earlville, where he stayed until his retirement in 2010.

Due to the current Coronavirus concerns, a private Funeral Mass will be held at this time at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville, with a public Memorial Mass at a later date.