Chris J. TePoel
Date of Birth
March 19, 1958
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 3, 2020
Rural Prague, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Sunday, February 16, 2020 ~ 4:00 p.m.
Starlite Event Center ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Blue jeans, boots, and caps are welcome.
Private interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery ~ Colon, Nebraska

Memorials

Pink Bandana, Malmo Fire Dept., Prague Fire & Rescue or Prague American Legion #254

Chris TePoel, 61, of Malmo died Monday, February 3rd, 2020 in rural Prague.

Chris was born in Wahoo on March 19, 1958 to Raymond and Irene (Musilek) TePoel.  He graduated Prague Public High School in 1977. After graduation, he had several different jobs.  Chris moved back to Prague shortly after and began farming alongside his father and later his brother, Jeff.  Chris married Kim (Whitney) TePoel on August 25, 1988 in International Falls, MN.

Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and restoring classic tractors (Cockshutt) and cars (1959 Studebaker Truck and 1962 Studebaker Lark).  He was known to all for his support of the farming community, especially those rice farmers and their products, and his unrelenting willingness to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend in need.

Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Kim TePoel of Malmo; his children Desirae TePoel of Malmo and Dylan TePoel of Forest Lake, MN; siblings, Leo (Shirley) TePoel of Humphrey, Jeanne (Ron) Vanek of Prague, Susan (Joseph) Robison of Edna, KS, Jeff (Deanna) TePoel of Malmo, and Bert TePoel of Lincoln; mother-in-law, Mary Cline; mother-in-law, Gloria Whitney; brothers-in-law, Scott (Mary) Whitney and Tom Whitney; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and countless friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by: his parents Raymond and Irene (Musilek) TePoel; sister, Rita TePoel; father-in-law, Tom Whitney; father-in-law, Max Cline.

Condolences for Chris J. TePoel
  1. Jackie
    • February 6, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim and family – so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Tracey Eaton Sobota
    • February 6, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim and family So sorry for your loss ! Chris was a great guy keeping you all I’m my thoughts and prayer

  3. Tammy (Palensky) Ehrich
    • February 6, 2020 - 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss prayers to your family Chris was a good man and always had a smile on his face

  4. Terry & Bernadette Richards
    • February 6, 2020 - 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  5. • February 6, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Dear Kim and family,
    I’m sorry to hear of the death of Chris. My prayers to you and your family. May God be with you in this difficult time.

  6. Kathy and Terry Hass
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Deepest sympathy to you for your loss.

  7. Brenda Herring
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you in this time of sorrow.

  8. Julie & Vernon Slechta
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim, Desirae & Dylan
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you & your family. He will be greatly missed.

  9. Carole M Polacek
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Sincere thoughts & prayers for Chris’s family..I remember him well growing up in Prague. Sounds like he loved & helped his hometown area and appreciated & enjoyed the great outdoors.

  10. Kelly Luth
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Hugs and prayers to the entire family.

  11. mary clie
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim, many memories especially remembering he was one of the hardest workers I have ever known, going to the shop when I arrived for my hug and he always called me “mom”, proud to have him for a son-in-law. Love you, Mom

  12. • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim, Desiree, Dylan and the entire TePoel family: I remember Chris more as a kid and then at car shows. I remember him stopping in Linwood with I believe it was a station wagon and he showed it to me and told me all about it, but not being into cars I just nodded because I really didn’t understand. I really enjoyed that visit. He always spoke when I would see him out no matter what was going on. I will remember his smile and his nice eyes. Donald and I are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you all. Mary Beth & Don Shonka.

  13. • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim and family, So sorry for your loss. Sharing your sorrow and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Cathie Sloup Adams
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    I would like to offer my condolences to the family.

  15. Kristin Vavak Hilgenkamp
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    So very sorry. Chris and I were born 11 days apart. We kidded each other that he won the race as both our moms wanted to name us Chris and since I was born on the 30th I ended up named Kris. 😊 He was a really nice guy. My condolences to the family.

  16. Kenneth and Sheila
    • February 7, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim and family,
    Kenny and l are so sorry for this sudden tragedy your family is going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely Ken and Sheila

  17. James & Linda Ostry
    • February 9, 2020 - 8 months ago

    Kim & Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in Our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Linda Ostry

  18. Bill Rhynalds
    • February 10, 2020 - 8 months ago

    So sorry for you loss Kim and
    family. Our prayers our deeply with you. I will greatly miss Chris as all us of will. It was always good to meet him on the road with a wave every time. I have know Chris for over 20 years. He alway made me feel welcome when I first moved to Prague. I know for sure the world needs more kind and loving people like Cris. What a good person!! Bill Rhynalds

  19. Sasha Hahn
    • February 24, 2020 - 7 months ago

    Desirae & family,
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sasha Hahn

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