Condra Funeral Home

503 Talbot Street, Taylor, TX


Virginia (Petty) Teichelman

August 9, 1921July 7, 2019

Virginia Teichelman, 97, passed away on July 7, 2019. She was born at her grandmother's farm house in Hutto on August 9, 1921 to Ira and Maggie Petty. As a child she moved around East Texas and the San Marcos area as her father worked for the telephone company stringing lines in the rural areas. Her family finally ended up in Taylor where she graduated from Taylor High School. Upon graduation she received a scholarship from the American Legion Post to Durham Business College in Austin. When she graduated she came back to Taylor to work at the gas company. Virginia worked there until she married Herbert Teichelman, she then was forced to quit work as the company had a policy that said a married woman could not work for them. She then became a farmer's wife, housewife and mother. During the severe drought of the 1950s she went to work for Wilcox-Elliot grain company as a bookkeeper, she worked for them for 25 years.

Virginia enjoyed camping at Inks Lake, traveling, working wit the Hutto cemetery association, and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Herbert A. Teichelman and her beloved sister Nell Bergstorm. She is survived by her two children, Shirley Shay of Round Rock and Dennis Teichelman and wife Nance of Houston, two grandsons, Michael Walters and wife Teresa of the Woodlands and Travis Teichelman and wife Jennifer of Pearland, a great grandson, Dominic Teichelman of Pearland.

Virginia would like any memorial be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


  • Travis Teichelman
  • Michael Walters
  • Tim Teichelman
  • Jim Bergstrom
  • Arnold Raesz
  • Robert Swift
  • Dominic Teichelman, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


Virginia (Petty) Teichelman

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Peggy Mott

July 11, 2019

Virginia was certainly a special lady. The Frame Switch community was a grand place to grow up in with its assortment of Wendlands, Teichelmans, Menks and Andersons. Virginia Is a vivid memory for me—her genuine smile, her laugh, her confident voice. Dennis and Shirley—please know that your mother left her positive mark on one skinny little tomboy “down the road.” My sincere condolences.

Mary Wood

July 11, 2019

I will never forget her rum cakes and peanut brittle! Shirley would walk in to one of our many family gatherings announcing "Mom sent you this peanut brittle and rum cake!" We would all melt! What a kind, generous woman she was. Shirley and Dennis were so lucky to have her for a Mom. She led by example; that is obvious.
She is in Heaven right now smiling down on all of you.

Ken Baldwin

July 11, 2019

Dennis, Nance, Shirley and family,

I’m sad to hear about Virginia’s passing. No one replaces ‘Mom’! My prayer is for your comfort as well as your rejoicing about her great life I’m sorry I’m not able to make the service. God bless you all.
Ken Baldwin

Paul Wayne

July 11, 2019

I remember the many times Virginia came to Berkman Elementary to visit Shirley, to help in the classroom. She always smiled, had a wonderful laugh.
The look in her eyes as we talked was filled with love, pride and respect for Shirley and her profession. It was always a pleasure to have Virginia come to Berkman.
My deepest condolences and prayers.

Jackie Randig Kotrla

July 9, 2019

To Ms. Virginia Family, I’m so sad for your loss . Ms Virginia was a wonderful lady. I so enjoyed doing her hair for many years. She always had that wonderful smile and always kept me up on the latest Hutto news 😀. The one thing that I know for sure was she deeply loved her family. Her grandsons were the topic of many great conversations we had over the years. May your precious memories always be in your hearts.
Sincerely, Jackie Randig Kotrla