John W. Teachman, 81 died January 17,2024 at an Omaha hospital from end-stage Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
A Celebration of Life will be announced in the future to allow travel for relatives and friends.
John was born to Willard and Edith (Meyer) Teachman on June 14th, 1942 in Lincoln, Nebraska. John is the youngest of three children. He is preceded in death by Willard Teachman, Edith Teachman, Sue Martens (sister) and Greg Teachman (son). Survived by Dave Teachman (Brother) Sherri Lekai (daughter) Teresa Mattern (daughter) Kim Teachman (daughter) and Jonmar Teachman (son).
John graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School (Rockets) in Lincoln, Nebraska. He went on to get his bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska. After college graduation, he became a social studies teacher in Ainsworth, NE. Since teaching did not seem to fit with his adventurous spirit, In the late 1960’s, John decided to start his own small business working on communication towers. He named the company Altus Enterprise, Altus meaning “high” in Latin. He began work on communication towers initially by completing re-lamping and painting communication towers. Of note one of his contracts was to change the light a top the 400 foot tower of the capitol at the foot of the Sower. No doubt this kickstarted his career in the communication tower business. Eventually, the company expanded to erecting new towers, painting and maintenance of existing towers. Most of his equipment was usually covered in orange and white paint after painting the towers. He retired from his business in late 1980’s and went to work for MCI (Verizon) which he eventually retired from in the mid 2000’s. In retirement he consulted in the communication industry.
John loved to travel, play poker and blackjack, and have long conversations /discussions over coffee with many friends over the years. He loved to surprise people, joke around, and trade cars. His collections of tools and cellphones were outstanding!
In lieu of flowers please donate to local food pantry Christian outreach program (COPE) Elkhorn NE or Heartland Hope Mission or Memorial Trees to plant in a forest of need.