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Lawrence Edward Teller

October 19, 1926 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 94)

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Lawrence E. Teller

Larry was born October 19, 1926 in Lansing, Michigan and lived there until 1941 when he moved to South Bend, Indiana to live with and work for Fred and Lillian Crocker in their delivery business.

He joined the Army in 1944 and was stationed in the Philippines before being deployed to Japan. While in route to Japan, they surrendered and he was part of the occupation forces stationed in Japan.

After the war he returned to the Lansing area where he met his wife of 70 years, Maxine Newberry.  They remained in the Lansing area until 1990 when Larry sold his business and moved to Sunfield, Michigan.

Before owning his own auto body repair shop, Larry’s Auto Body, Larry worked for Fisher Body, Lyman Auto Body and Bills Body Shop, all in Lansing.

Larry enjoyed many hobbies, fishing, snowmobiling, boating and wood working.  He had a real love of wood working, what started out as a hobby soon turned into an art form and he created many beautiful pieces of furniture.

Larry unashamedly led his family to the Lord and over the years attended Delta Mills UMC, Sunfield UMC and Living Gospel Church.  Larry was a Sunday School and Bible Study leader, Youth leader and worked on and/or chaired many committees in the churches he attended.  He had also been active in the Lyons Club and Habitat for Humanity.

There was never a man who more completely lived a life of honor, integrity and solid work ethic than Larry and he taught these attributes to his children by living them. He was full of wit and loved practical jokes. He always put a smile on everyone’s face.

Larry was proceeded in death by his son, William (Bill) Teller, wife, Maxine (Newberry) Teller and son Frederick (Rick) Teller.  He is survived by his daughter, Laura (Steven) Sharp, 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

In an effort to be considerate of current Covid restrictions and limited seating at the memorial service, we are providing an online, live viewing of the service for those who would like to join in remotely.

Services will be held to Honor Larry’s life 11:00 am – Thursday Dec. 17, 2020 at the Living Gospel Church in Lake Odessa, with a gathering one hour prior to the service. A Graveside committal service with full military honors, 1:00 pm - Thursday Dec. 17, 2020 at Sunfield Cemetery.

 Please visit a special webpage made especially for Larry, to light a candle in his memory or leave a condolence for the family.

The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.

We will be streaming a live feed of the Memorial Service for Larry from the Living Gospel Church Facebook page @LGCLakeO starting around 10:55 am on Thursday, December 17th for anyone who would like to view the service but is unable to attend. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lawrence Edward Teller, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Gathering of Family and Friends
December 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Living Gospel Church
1600 Rochester St.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Live Stream begins at 10:55
December 17, 2020

10:55 AM
Living Gospel Church Facebook page
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Services Honoring His Life
December 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Living Gospel Church
1600 Rochester St.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Graveside Tribute Service
December 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Sunfield Cemetery
St. Joseph Hwy.
Sunfield, MI 48890


Sunfield United Methodist Church
227 Logan St., Sunfield MI 48890

Living Gospel Church
1600 Rochester St., Lake Odessa MI 48849

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