Dr. Charles W. Tegge, 82, a retired otolaryngologist, died Friday at Doctors Hospital.
A throat specialist, he had maintained offices at 1801 I St. NW for many years before his retirement in 1972. He had come to Washington in 1932 to serve on the staff of the Old Episcopal Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, which later became part of Wahington Hospital Center.
Born in Two Rivers, Wis., Dr. Tegge was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received a medical degree from Northwestern University.
He served his internship at San Francisco Hospital and was a resident physician at a tuberculosis sanitarium in Redwood City, Calif., before coming here.
Dr. Tegge was a life member of American Academy of Opthalmology and Otolaryngology and the D.C. Medical Society.
During World War I, he served as an Army lieutenant in France, participating in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. He received the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerra. Later he was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fell Tegge, of the home in Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Peter Dunn, of Highland Park, III; two brothers, Harry, of Washington, and Ray, of Iron River, Mich., and two sister, of Helen Tegge and Ruth Schmelter, of Manitowoc, Wis.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Washington Heart Association.