Verlin Teichroew

erlin Teichroew, age 61, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on February 11, 2021 at Centerville Care and Rehab.

Memorial services are 10:30 AM, on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Katie Ricke officiating.  The service will be live streamed at and on Verlin’s obituary page at  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.  Face coverings will be required for those attending the service.

Honorary pallbearers are his coaches and teammates of the 1978 Yankton Bucks Basketball Team.

Verlin Jay Teichroew was born November 11, 1959 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Harlan and Carolyn (Behrends) Teichroew.  He grew up in Jackson, Minnesota and the family moved to Yankton when he was 11 years old.  Verlin played basketball for the Yankton Bucks and won the 1978 South Dakota State Basketball Championship his senior year.  After graduation, he played basketball at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Mount Marty College in Yankton and majored in business.  After college, Verlin lived in Sioux Falls, SD working for ADT Security Systems and then moved to Fort Dodge, IA where he managed Foot Locker.  Verlin lived in Lincoln, NE for a short time where he suffered a brain injury and spent the last ten years at Centerville Care and Rehab.  Verlin loved watching sports on television, especially basketball.  He enjoyed going to his nieces and nephews sporting events.  Most of all, Verlin loved his family and his family loved him.

Verlin is survived by three children: Shannah Teichroew of Minneapolis, MN, Sara Teichroew of Red Oak, IA, and Taylor Teichroew of Lincoln, NE; grandson, Rowelyn Teichroew of Red Oak, IA; parents, Harlan and Carolyn Teichroew of Yankton; a brother and two sisters: Rosalyn Teichroew of Viborg, SD, Kevin (Robin) Teichroew of Yankton, and Jocelyn (Donnie) Hjelm of Mission Hill, SD; and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Verlin was preceded in death by all of his grandparents; and a great nephew, Tripp Teichroew.




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9 response to "Verlin Teichroew"

  1. By: Nancy Tesdall Posted: February 15, 2021

    Harlan and family, so very sorry for the loss of Verlin. I didn’t know him personally, but remember watching him play basketball and what a good one he was. May God’s warm embrace comfort you at this time. Hugs and prayers.

  2. By: Darrell Mahoney Posted: February 15, 2021

    So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for your family’s.

  3. By: John and Jeanne Ehret Posted: February 16, 2021

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Verlin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Verlin was like a son to me as I coached him when he played basketball for the Bucks. He was an very important part of Yankton winning a state championship.. He also was one of the best shooters I ever coached. He also was a hard worker and loved the game and I enjoyed coaching him. I am so sorry we will not be able to be there to celebrate his life as we are in California for the winter. Verlin was a good person and will be missed. May he rest in peace.

  4. By: Kevin Huether Posted: February 16, 2021

    In 1977, I was in 8th grade. After football practice at YMS one day I was about to get pummeled by another 8th grader on the walk home. Not sure why except 8th grade boys fight. Believe me it would not have ended well for me at all. As usual, there was a large crowd. Verlin was driving by, saw the commotion and realizing what was about to happen, stopped the car and stopped the fight before it really got started. He gave me a ride home. A very generous and kind act that I have never forgotten. RIP.

  5. By: John Blackburn Posted: February 16, 2021

    My thoughts are prayers are with you, Carolyn and Harlan — and family. I remember when we used to cheer the boys on in football. You are fine folks and so was Verlin! Best to you. John Blackburn

  6. By: Norma (Meredith) Bartikowsky Posted: February 17, 2021

    My family moved in 2 houses north of yours back in 1971. I can always remember basketballs bouncing in our neck of the neighborhood. It didn’t matter if it were winter or summer. My folks would have been so sad to hear of Verlins passing had they not both gone before him. From my family to yours, May Jesus wrap his loving arms around you in comfort. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. By: Sharlen Krause Posted: February 17, 2021

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our mom & dad, Harland & Geneva Danielsen were at the Care Center in Centerville with Verlin and how they loved him. He brought so much joy and sunshine into their lives. We will be forever grateful to him for his friendship. Their life was made better with him as their friend and sometimes partner in mischief! He was kind and generous with his words and deeds. He will surely be missed not only be you but by the staff and the residents and their families. Thoughts and prayers to you, the family of Harland & Geneva Danielsen

  8. By: Mike and Shirley Behrends Posted: February 18, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mike wanted to come but it wasn’t possible today. We did watch the service on livestream. Mike would love to visit with you all sometime. Maybe this summer we could get together. Take care and God Bless.

  9. By: nancy nelson ( vellek ) Posted: February 19, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers be with you all during this very hard time. I have lots of great memories of Verlin growing up in Yankton and just up the hill from my house .. such good looking fun man.. May his memories and smile stay with you as it will for me!
    Love Nancy Nelson ( Vellek )

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