Bartholomew County Shrine Club

Columbus, Indiana


Obituary for Jonathan D. Tekulve

Jonathan D. Tekulve, 60, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at his home with his family by his side. He was born January 28, 1963, the son of Gerald “Bud” and Nancy (Cox) Tekulve. He married the love of his life, Judy Sharp on August 14, 1981.
Jon was a member and Past Master of St. John’s Masonic Lodge # 20 F & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine and the Bartholomew County Shrine Club and was active as a DeMolay Dad. Jon loved his family and his life revolved around them. Jon enjoyed working on cars. He was an instructor in the Apprentice Program for 18 years with the IBEW Local 481.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday September 19, 2023 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Ron Bridgewater officiating. Following the service, he will be carried by horse drawn hearse to his final resting place in Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm at the funeral home where Masonic Memorial Rites will be performed at 7:30 p.m. by the St. John’s Masonic Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jon is survived by his wife, Judy; his mother Nancy Tekulve; sons, Bobby (Jennifer) Tekulve and Jason (Laura Plessinger) Tekulve; sister, Sue Ramsey; brothers, Ed (Linda) Tekulve, Buddy (Regina) Tekulve and Dan (Rhonda) Tekulve; mother-in-law, Linda Sharp; grandchildren, Bryce, Devon, Brielle and Isabella Tekulve, Clayton Day and Jamall Starks and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jon was preceded in death by his father, Bud Tekulve.
You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle of remembrance and send a message of condolence to the Tekulve family via the funeral home website:


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