Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


March 13, 2014

Ted Myers

A Celebration of Life Service for Ted Myers, age 70, was held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Pleasantville High School Event Center (Old Gym) with Danielle Bertrand, Celebrant. Burial followed in the Pleasantville Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Event Center. Memorials made to the family will be designated for a project in Ted’s memory. Mason Funeral Home handled arrangements and online condolences may be left at

Teddy Ray Myers was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Des Moines, the son of Lester and Ida May (Hull) Myers.

At the age of 7, Ted’s family moved to a farm in the Swan community. He attended elementary school in Swan and graduated from Pleasantville High School with the Class of 1961. He attended William Penn College and played football that fall. He decided he liked football more than college, so he left to pursue a job at the John Deere works in Ankeny.

On Aug. 10, 1963, he was united in marriage to Sue Carlson at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Pleasantville. The couple always made their home in Pleasantville, and through the years Ted worked his way up the John Deere ladder and retired from the experimental division with many patents in his name. He enjoyed his job at John Deere, and traveled all over the world. His true career, however, began at age 49, when he started coaching for the Pleasantville School District. Ted coached football, girls’ basketball and golf. He also umpired baseball and softball. Coaching was a true passion for Ted, and he was able to teach and positively influence hundreds of kids through the years. His greatest accomplishment was his family, and he dearly cherished his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

He was a member of the Pleasant Masonic Lodge and the Pleasantville Country Club, which was better known as “Ted’s Office”.

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