Kevin Teel

Funeral services for Kevin Lynn Teel, 52, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The burial will take place, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Goodland Cemetery in Goodland, KS where he requested to be laid to rest. Kevin passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at The University of Kansas Health Systems in Kansas City, KS.

Kevin was born on August 22, 1971, in Midland, TX, the son of Dewey Lynn and Carolyn (Williams) Teel. Growing up in west Texas he developed lifelong friendships and a love of the outdoors, spending time camping, floating, and swimming in places such as Big Bend National Park, Sweetwater, and other rivers, reservoirs, and parks around the state of Texas. After high school, Kevin earned a BBA in Accounting from Southwest Texas State and later a BA in Economics from University of Missouri Kansas City. Always seeking an adventure, Kevin joined the Navy Reserves and was deployed during his service to Dubai, Bahrain, UAE, and other stateside east coast ports in Virginia. Kevin started working at KU in 2006 and advanced to become a Business Manager for KU Center for Research in Lawrence, KS. Throughout the last few years, Kevin was also on the look out for a good side hustle, starting Teel Roll Off Containers and Teel Vending.

Kevin met his life partner, Jeri Ann Blain, in 2000 at a K-State vs Nebraska football game. They made their home in Lawrence, KS where eleven years later their family grew when they welcomed their daughter Brynn. Kevin embraced being a ‘girl dad’ and could be found taking Brynn to school, attending her soccer, dance, and theater events, and going shopping anytime it was requested. Kevin enjoyed chauffeuring both Brynn and Molly (the Pandemic Pup) for treats and pup cups. As a family and during ‘guy’ trips with his Texas friends, Kevin enjoyed traveling to Table Rock Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Denver, CO, and Goodland, KS (Jeri Ann's hometown). Kevin shared his love of floating, boating, and swimming with Brynn during excursions to outdoor and indoor water venues. Kevin was also known to sneak away and wet a fishing line in lakes closer to home.

Survivors include his parents, wife, Jeri Ann Blain, daughter, Brynn Teel, brothers, Mark (Julia) Teel, Michael (Jaime) Teel, grandmother, Doris Teel, and mother-in-law Virginia Blain.

Memorial contributions can be made to Jeri Ann Blain and in the memo line include Kevin Teel Memorial (for Kevin's Daughter Brynn's College Fund) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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