International Tanzania Eye Clinic Grant
Feb 14, 2023 12:15 PM
Dick Teegen, Edina Rotary
International Tanzania Eye Clinic Grant

Dick Teegen was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1948,  graduated from Iowa State University in 1953, was First Lt. in the US Army 1953-1955, and spent 35 years in the Chemical Specialty Market with EcoLab, St Paul, MN.

Dick & Evelyn (Hoopes) Teegen were married on August 9, 1952 in Muscatine, IA. They have two daughters and a son-in-law, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In 1989, Evelyn was appointed by US President George H. W. Bush as US ambassador and served 3 1/2 years to four nations of the Pacific with US Embassy, Suva Fiji. Fiji has eight active Rotary Clubs. Dick joined Rotary Club North and US Ambassador Evelyn was asked to join the Suva, Fiji Club. In 1993, they moved back to Minnesota and Dick joined the Edina Noon Rotary Club. In 2003, they moved to their Up North lake home and Dick joined the Central Lakes Rotary and Pequot Lakes Rotary. In 2017, they sold their lake home and moved back to the Twin Cities and Dick once again joined the Edina Noon Rotary Club.