Teegen Courtney, 2
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:21pm admin
July 15, 2016 —
Feb. 1, 2019
Ridgeway - Teegen Patricia Courtney, age two, of Ridgeway, Iowa, gained her heavenly wings on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah, Iowa with Rev. Daniel Knipper officiating. Burial will be in St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery in rural Bluffton, Iowa.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m., one hour before the church service.
Teegen was born on July 15, 2016 in Cresco, Iowa, to Sheil and Patti (Mann) Courtney. Teegen was the love of her family’s life. She could be found outside playing with kitties, enjoying the swing set with her siblings, and digging in the sandbox, while boasting the most radiant smile.
She spent endless hours reading books, coloring and putting puzzles together. Her favorite character was Minnie Mouse, and she would often be seen sporting her Minnie Mouse gear around the house. She had a sucker in her hand any chance she got. Teegen loved chewing gum with her brother and sister. She enjoyed having ice cream with Grandma and Grandpa at the farm.
One of her best characteristics was her tremendous appetite at meal times. Her mom and dad would often find her cleaning up her siblings’ plates when needed. Her favorite food was taco meat, and it was often a battle to keep her from eating the entire pan. She enjoyed her morning coffee with her mom on their way to daycare.
Teegen had a huge hug for everyone she encountered and gave the most amazing kisses. Grandpa Courtney remembers, “Her hugs were always filled with so much love.”
Teegen is survived by her parents, Sheil and Patti Courtney of Ridgeway; her sister, Anelise; her brother, Louis; baby Courtney in May 2019; her grandparents, Michelle Mann of Ridgeway, Pete Mann of Quinter, Kan., and Louie and Pat Courtney of Ridgeway; great-grandpa, Robert Teff of Lansing, Iowa; great-grandma, Jeanne Mann of Quinter; aunts and uncles, Chad (Bridgette) Mann of Spillville, Iowa, John (Erin) Mann of Calmar, Iowa, Mat (Liz) Mann of Des Moines, Iowa, Shawn (Kara) Courtney of Bettendorf, Iowa, Shane Courtney of Ridgeway, Scott (Amy) Courtney of Ridgeway, Shelby (Special friend-Emily) Courtney of Decorah, Shannon (Doug) Tieskoetter of Decorah and Sam (Special friend-Sarah) Courtney of Ridgeway; and her cousins, Riley, Ella, A.J., Carly, Josie, Emery, Evelyn, Garrison, Sarah, Collin, Azariah, Kaiya, Blake, Brooke, Brody, Brinlee, Kayla, Derek, Devin and Dacia.
Teegen is looking down at family and friends with her cousin, Heath.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Benedict Preschool, c/o St. Benedict School, 402 Rural Avenue, Decorah, IA 52101.