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Loy Robin Tetzloff

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Reverend Loy Robin Tetzloff, 77, of Bolingbrook, IL passed away peacefully November 24, 2012. A former long-time resident of Columbus, he was born on a farm in Colwell, Iowa on January 30, 1935. He graduated from the U. of Northern Iowa. Following that he served as a teacher/missionary for two years in the South Pacific, on the island of Pohnpei, Micronesia, and later did missionary work in South America and China. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ and served as Campus Minister for the United Christian Center on the Ohio State University Campus in the 60's and 70's, where he helped countless young men and women adjust to the turmoil of the times. He marched with Dr. King on Washington in 1963, and made tours to register African-American voters in the South in the 60's. Robin later served as Director of Refugees Services for the Ohio Council of Churches, where he was responsible for helping immigrants from around the globe find homes and jobs. Later still he served as Director of the Church World Service CROP Walk in Ohio, helping to feed the hungry around the world. He worked in a similar position in Chicago, until his retirement. Robin was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, most recently at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, IL, where he sang in the choir. Robin is survived by his wife, Gypsy Martine-Tetzloff; four children, John, Sarah, Maia, and Nathan; his brother, Philip; and sisters, Sharon Byers and Mary Appleby. Services will be held Wednesday, November 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Funeral Home in Charles City, Iowa. A memorial service will also be held in The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, IL at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Church World Service CROP. Arrangements by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove. For info: www.toonfuneralhome.com or 630-968-0408

Published in South DuPage Reporter/Progress on Nov. 28, 2012
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