Shawn M. Teiken, 37, Detroit Lakes and Ogema, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home.
Shawn Michael Teiken was born Oct. 17, 1975 in Detroit Lakes to James and Julie (Donner) Teiken. He attended schools in Ogema, Detroit Lakes, Dilworth and Brookings, S.D. He then moved to Oregon where he attended the Auto Body Repair Program at Lane Community College in Eugene.
He returned to the Frazee, area in 2002, where he met Cassie Aschtgen, who became his life partner. They lived in Frazee where he worked for Jepson Auto Body. In 2005, they opened Wolf Lake Repair in Wolf Lake. In 2007, they celebrated the arrival of their daughter, Wynn and Shawn became a stay at home dad experiencing the joys of parenting.
Shawn also enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, playing his guitar and tinkering with his helper, Wynn at his side. He was very artistic and had a love of all types of music.
Survivors include his life partner, Cassie Aschtgen of Ogema; daughter, Wynn Teiken of Ogema; parents, Julie and George Hamer of Brookings, S.D., James Teiken of Mahnomen; sister, Bobbi Jo Rohaley of Springfield, Ore.; grandparents, Emily Donner of Ogema, Trula Teiken of Ogema, Roy and Ruth Hamer of Fargo, N.D.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Oliver Donner, Hank Teiken; uncle, Kevin Donner; and cousins, Todd and Scott Donner.
Gathering of friends and family: 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Da-vid-Donehower Funeral Home. Friends are asked to bring a memory and a photo of Shawn. These will be shared at 2:30 p.m.
David-Donehower Fu-neral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.