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Lionel "Leon" Teufel was Born in Arkansas City, Kansas on Feb 12, 1934 to Lionel and Agnes Teufel.

Shortly after they moved to Ponca City. Where his two brothers were born.

Leon went to school in Ponca City and he graduated with honors in the class of 1954.

He went on to attend 2 years of JR College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

He joined the Army for three years where he learned to build guided missiles.

Upon leaving the service he took a job with Bond Bread in Woodward, Oklahoma. This is where he met the love of his life at the Poly Anna Cafe.

Leon and Jean were married in 1964. They adopted their one and only daughter, Shellie in 1965. Leon spent most of his life in Woodward, Oklahoma, living in the same house. He was a bread man for over 35 years with Bond, Wonder and Rainbow Bread. After retirement Leon decided to start up a little lawn business with his brother-in-law's Jerry & Larry Tuck. A few years later, Leon had the opportunity to take a position transporting mail to Buffalo and Ft. Supply, OK, with his other brother-in-law, Kenny Bowers. Leon worked this job until 2015 when he began to have health issues. Leon was loved by many. He was a friend to all. He loved his work he loved the people he met and he loved his family dearly.

He is survived by his daughter Shellie Merchant of Oklahoma City, three grandchildren, Riley, Ryder, and Audrey.

Brother, Larry Teufel of Oklahoma City, Sister-in-law's

Betty Bowers of Woodward Oklahoma, Jan Burndt of Portland Oregon, brother-in-law's Jerry Tuck, Frankie Tuck, and wife Pat Tuck. Several other nieces, nephews, Family and special friends

He is preceded in death by, his wife Jean, his mother and father, younger brother Don Teufel, brother-in-law's Kenny Bowers, and Larry Tuck, and nephew Colby Bowers.

A memorial service will be held for Leon on Saturday morning 10 o'clock at Lincoln Ave., Baptist Church in Woodward Oklahoma.

Arrangements are under the care of OK Cremation and Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
Published on April 21, 2017
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