Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Teckla M. Scegura, 98, of St. Anna and rural Avon, was Jan. 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. The Rev. Gregory Mastey officiated with burial in the parish cemetery.

Teckla passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Jan. 13, 2023, at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany.

Teckla was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Holdingford, to Peter and Mary (Trutwin) Czech. She graduated from Holdingford High School in 1943 and attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College. She taught at the Lake Henry school in Stearns County from 1944-45. Teckla was united in marriage to Ludwig Scegura Oct. 20, 1945, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. They farmed near St. Anna and were blessed with 11 children. She was a member of the Christian Mothers at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a promoter for the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal. She worked at St. John’s University in the refectory. In August 1969, they lost their barn, and Teckla went to work at Holdingford Elementary School, as a teacher’s aide until 1975.

She was very dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her children and their families. She treasured her 43 grandchildren,  two step-granddaughters and 81 great-grandchildren with more to be welcomed. Teckla was a kind, loving, understanding and a very generous person and always put others first. Her faith was very important to her. She passed the virtues of faith and honesty to the many children she taught during her years as a faith formation teacher at Immaculate Conception Church, as well as to her family and friends.

Teckla is survived by her children, Susan (Claude) Toenyan of St. Rosa and their children, Paul, Karen, Gregg, Jason and Matthew; Patricia (Linus) Luethmers of Albany and their children, Judy, Jessica and Jason; and Ronald (Jane) Scegura of Avon and their children, Jennifer, Jeremy, Joseph and Michael; son-in-law Sylvester Geise of Freeport and his children, Gary, Jennifer, Daniel and James; Raymond (Juleen) Scegura of Holdingford and their children, Katherine and Marie; Theresa (Tom) Studniski of Avon and their children, Tammy Jo, Tanya, Tracy, Timothy and Troy; David (Anita) Scegura of Avon and their children, Dawn, Dustin, Danel and Dylan, Jessica and Stephanie; Peter (Kathy) Scegura of Avon and their children, Andrew, Kimberly, Benjamin and Zachary; Diane (LeRoy) Hartung of Avon and their children, Brittany, Eric, Ryan, Crystal, Tracy, Heidi and Amber; and James (Tammy) Scegura of Avon and their children Amy, Kelly, Jody, Brian and Brandyn.

Teckla was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Ludwig March 19, 1983; son John Oct. 1, 2008; daughter Mary Nov. 24, 2022; great-grandson Ryan Toenyan; and her siblings, brothers Louis, Frank, Ted, Nick, James and Peter Czech Jr., and sisters Helen Czech, Eleanor Hiemenz, Florence Detloff, Marcella Hiemenz and Rose Mary Kociemba.

A special thank you to the staff at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care for their kindness and compassion given to our dear mother. You made your campus her new home. We would also like to thank Moments Hospice for their loving care and help with Mom’s final days.

Arrangements made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.