Everett Frederick Telljohann
Everett Frederick Telljohann
  • October 4, 1933 - December 30, 2017
  • Kettering, Ohio

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Everett Frederick Telljohann, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 30, 2017. The cause of death was prostate cancer.
Everett, the son of German immigrants, was born in Kettlersville, Ohio, a small rural community north of Dayton. He attended Anna High School and graduated with a BBA from the University of Cincinnati, where he co-oped with Inland Manufacturing. While serving in the US Army after college, he married Nancy Milthaler of Dayton, with whom he shared his life until her death in 2006 at 72. After the army, Everett joined the accounting firm of Arnold, Hawk & Cuthbertson as a CPA, where he worked on the account of Philips Industries, a small and rapidly growing manufacturing company where he was later to spend 9 years as the firm's Vice President-Finance and Treasurer. Two years after leaving Philips to relocate to Phoenix, he returned to Dayton as Vice President-Finance and Treasurer of Copeland Corporation, a position he held for five years. Subsequently, Everett consulted to a number of companies in southern Ohio through his firm, Telljohann & Company, served as President of Miami Valley Capital, Inc., an SBIC, served on a number of corporate boards of directors, and actively managed investments in public equities.
Everett was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Dayton for over 50 years, where he developed many close friendships and where he served in leadership at various times as Church Moderator, Treasurer, Audit Committee Chair, Endowment Committee Chair, Pastoral Search Committee Chair, Theological Resident Committee Member, and Long-Range Planning Committee Member. He also served the Widows Home of Dayton in various leadership roles including as President of the Widows Home Foundation Board and Member of the Finance Committee. Everett also served on the Executive Committee of the United Theological Seminary Board of Trustees as Chair of its Resource Committee.
Everett was an avid traveler. In addition to having taken many trips with his son, Ken, daughter-in-law, Jean, and two grandchildren, Griffin and Lillie. Everett will also be remembered for taking long winter trips to warmer climes in Florida, Central America, or Asia.
Despite the rapid progress of his disease, Everett was able to attend Griffin's wedding to Rachel Schartner in October 2016 and Lillie's wedding to Adam Krop in October 2017, events that brought him much joy.
Viewing will be 4:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, January 12, at Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, on 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 13, at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Dayton, 111 W Monument Avenue, followed by interment at David's Cemetery, Kettering.