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Wesley E. Teel Jr.

December 1, 1948 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 72)


Wesley E. Teel Jr. passed away May 28, 2021, at his home in Salina, Kansas at the age of 72. He was born to Wesley Sr. and Betty (Herron) Teel on December 1, 1948, in Salina, Kansas. Wes grew up in Salina, served in the US Army and had a long career in Law Enforcement and retired as the Security Supervisor from K-State University-Salina.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Doyle and William "James". He is survived by his sisters, Sharon (Glen) Barnum, Karen (Dennis) Krier, and Carol (Mike) Hirsch, and sister-in-laws, Shelly Teel and Debbie Teel. Wes prided himself on being the uncle to nine nephews and three nieces as well as their many children.
Wes had many special friends in his life. Many in the law enforcement community in Salina knew him as "Old Man River". They knew he often was watching and guarding their calls hoping to send them home safely. Shelly and John in dispatch always knew he was listening. He will also be missed very much by his dear friends Kip, Carol, Maxine and Eddie.  

The family will honor Wesley with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina, Kansas 67401, with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery, New Cambria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the SPD Excellence Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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Memorial Service
June 5, 2021

11:30 AM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

June 5, 2021

Highland Cemetery
N Woodward Rd
New Cambria, KS 67470


SPD Excellence Fund
225 N Tenth St, Salina KS 67401
Tel: 1-785-826-7210

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