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Originally published: 2014-03-04 13:16:26
Last modified: 2014-03-05 08:45:34

Karl Johann Tellekamp

Karl Johann Tellekamp, born in Seattle, Wash., Sept. 20, 1955, passed away Sunday at his home in Mooresville.

He was the son of Brahm Bernard Tellekamp of Seattle and Helen Tellekamp Scholfield of Blowing Rock.

Karl was a very sensitive, charming and talented self-taught guitarist, touring with his band, "Crash Landing," and had a terrific sense of humor. He spent his childhood in Anchorage, Alaska, and Miami, Fla. He graduated from Deerborne High School in Coral Gables, Fla., and attended Oglethorpe University in Georgia. He returned to Blowing Rock, where he owned and operated Granny's Old Fashioned Donut Shop in Boone for several years. He later became a real estate investor and started a consignment home furnishings business.

Most of all, he loved his time with his son, Michael, who was the joy of his life. Karl was very warmhearted, devoted to his family, and was loved by many.

He is survived by his father, Brahm; his mother, Helen; his brother, Marshall Telekamp of Blowing Rock; his sisters, Juliana Averett of Winter Haven, Fla., and Kimberley King of Greensboro; and his 5-year-old son, Michael of Mooresville.

A remembrance gathering with friends and family will be planned for a later date. We love you, Karl, and miss you greatly. God's omnipresence is with you.

Cavin & Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Tellekamp family.