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    Ted Tuinstra (1944 - 2011)

    Former Cyclone football player and two-time All American Wrestler. R.I.P.

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    Ted Luther Tuinstra

    West Des Moines

    Ted Luther Tuinstra, 66, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Visitation will be on Monday, February 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. The funeral will be on Tuesday, February 22 at 1 p.m. at Southtown Baptist Church, 6001 SE 5th in Des Moines.

    Ted was born on March 6, 1944 to Mary (Houghtaling) and Max Tuinstra in Des Moines, IA. Ted was born again as a believer in Jesus ******. He graduated from East High School and was a member of the EHS Hall of Fame, Football All American, and a State Heavyweight Champion Wrestler. He was on Iowa State's 1st National Championship team and a two-time All American Wrestler. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1967 and graduated from Drake University. He then taught in the Des Moines Independent School District and was a long-time employee of Polk County government. Ted was a well known gospel singer, headlining such local venues as the Hoyt Sherman Place, The Civic Center, and hundreds of gospel church events including weddings and funerals. He sang the National Anthem at the I-Cubs games, ISU Wrestling tournaments and football games. His family had a gospel music group, "The Tuinstra's" and toured extensively in the 70's and the 80's.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Ellen of 43 years; sons, Bonner and Berke; sister, Karen Tuinstra; brothers, Kenneth (Linda) and Kalvin (Janet); and many nephews and nieces. Ted was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mark, Van (Willy) and sister, Marilyn.

    Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.


    Published in Des Moines Register from February 20 to February 22, 2011



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    Re: Ted Tuinstra (1944 - 2011)

    I went to High School with Bonner, and my younger brother went with Berke. Great family and a great Cyclone. Rest in peace, he will be missed.



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    Re: Ted Tuinstra (1944 - 2011)

    His sister in law is my aunt. I also went to high school with Bonner although I didn't really know him. My family may be going to the funeral. Sad but I wasn't aware of much of the information in the post considering I am sort of related. Good to know. RIP.


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    Re: Ted Tuinstra (1944 - 2011)

    I too went to high school with his son Bonner. My dad also knew Ted.

    RIP


    Last edited by herbicide; 02-22-2011 at 11:26 PM. Reason: Dad knew him, but wasn't his roommate. My mistake.

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    Re: Ted Tuinstra (1944 - 2011)

    Ted had diabetes and generally did not keep up his health very well. We used to go to church with Ted at southtown baptist church. He was a tough dude. He was one of those guys that if you shook his hand it felt like he was breaking your hand. He would also be smiling and being nice.


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