Casper Arnold Teigen
January 26, 1928 – February 5, 2021
Casper Arnold Teigen, age 93, of Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at St. Therese at St. Odilia Hospice in Shoreview. Casper was born January 26, 1928.
Casper "Cap" grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. He attended high school in Glenwood City and after high school, he opened a radio repair shop. In 1950 he enlisted in the US Air Force and proudly served during the Korean War as a radar mechanic.
Shortly after his return, he embarked on a 47-year career at Honeywell as a computer specialist. He was married to Marie-Luise Teigen for 58 years; they have one daughter, Anita.
In retirement, Cap and Marie-Luise enjoyed traveling around the world. Cap's biggest childhood dream was realized when he cruised around Cape Horn in 2008.
Cap is survived by his loving wife, Marie-Luise Teigen; daughter, Anita Teigen; son-in-law, Benjamin Jose; and many friends.
Due to COVID, a private ceremony will take place at Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Teigen family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Casper Arnold Teigen
February 21, 2021
I was sad to hear of Caps passing. He and Mary Luise welcomed me with open arms in 2000 when I first arrived in MN and was living ing with the Tsantir’s. I must say that was my favorite Easter celebration! He and Kostas were very funny together and the day was full of laughs, good food and fun. Lovely family.
I hope you find peace and comfort in all of your wonderful memories.
February 19, 2021
It has taken me a bit to locate the memory to share. For me, Cap was a presence in my life that was more like a consistent, quiet, unconditional support and relationship from the time I was a tiny being, all the way up to when I finally decided to be a grown up person.
As I have been sitting with the memories of Cap - they always come as a warm feeling of family, support and a funny, witty and quiet presence.
The Teigens are my family; Marie Luise is my aunt - I don't care what the papers say, Anita the sister I never had at home, and Cap was an uncle more than some of my blood uncles ever were. The love and support, the meals prepared and shared, they have been alongside me for every major evolution of my life. As we bid him farewell from this world - I want to express out loud how grateful I am to have had Cap as such a giant, quiet part of my life.
The one specific memory I have been graced with every time I think of him, is his voice. I hear the way he always greeted me when I came into the Teigen home - my second home. After a huge and amazing, very un-Minnesota like greeting and hug from Marie Luise, Cap would say "Well hello Anna." in his quiet and equally amazing way. And then the party would begin.
February 8, 2021
Cap Teigen was an uncle to me. It was an honor to share every holiday, and many gatherings in between, with him for so many years. Cap’s life was a model of balance between enjoying work, maintaining both physical and mental health, treasuring friendships, and loving his family. His dry wit was the perfect compliment to any gathering. But most of all, his storytelling and kindest of smiles will be missed so much. Rest In Peace, Cap.