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Monday, June 16, 2014 8:00 PM

Aug. 29, 1985- June 14, 2014

Joel Michael Tegenkamp, 28, Lima, died at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.
Joel Michael was born on Aug. 29, 1985, in Lima to David Tegenkamp and Diane (Duffy) Tegenkamp of Lima.

He is survived by two sisters, Alicia Tegenkamp, of Elida and Emily Tegenkamp of Chicago, Illinois; maternal grandmother, Rose Marie Duffy of Lima; special friend, Martha Sisson of Columbus Grove; four nephews, Steven Suever, Alex East, Caden East and Zach East; and his beloved dog, Riley.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, John and Charmain “Charm” Tegenkamp; and maternal grandfather, Charles Duffy.

Joel was a 2004 graduate of St. John’s High School. He had previously worked for Goodwill Industries. Despite his personal struggles with his own mental illness, he still reached out to others to try and help those who were struggling, too. He will always be remembered for his caring and generous spirit.

A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, with Pastor Jim Loescher officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) , 1225 Dublin Road, #125, Columbus oH 43215.

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