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Darlene Tesch

September 11, 1939 — November 7, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DARLENE TESCH

BORN
September 11, 1939
Rural Cleghorn, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
November 7, 2019
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa
Pastor Lynford Dau ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“In The Garden”
“Amazing Grace”

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Chelsea Largent
Katie Tesch
CASKET BEARERS
Clark Egdorf
Cody Egdorf
Quentin Tesch
Carrie Wiekamp
LaShara Carlson
Crystal Christensen
Tiana Tesch
Cordell Tesch

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

Darlene Tesch, the daughter of Clarence and Maggie (Wittrock) Eldredge, was born September 11, 1939 on a farm, rural Cleghorn, Iowa. She received her education at Cleghorn through grade school and Marcus during middle school and graduated on May 15, 1957. On May 29, 1958, she was united in marriage to Verlon “Pete” Tesch at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa and to this union three children were born. She was baptized later in life on April 10, 1960 at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. After their marriage she worked as a switchboard operator, Aalfs Manufacturing, Cherokee Mental Health Institute, Paullina Club House Manager, Area 4 bus driver and was a farm wife. After Pete’s health forced him to retire from farming, Darlene became Pete’s caregiver until his passing on January 16, 2007. Dar remained at home until she passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Sanford USD Medical Center, reaching the age of 80 years, 1 month and 26 days.
Darlene enjoyed being on her computer and listening to her scanner. She was an avid user of her cellphone sending daily text messages to her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards, and golfing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s many sporting events and activities.
Darlene Tesch, the daughter of Clarence and Maggie (Wittrock) Eldredge, was born September 11, 1939 on a farm, rural Cleghorn, Iowa. She received her education at Cleghorn through grade school and Marcus during middle school and graduated on May 15, 1957. On May 29, 1958, she was united in marriage to Verlon “Pete” Tesch at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa and to this union three children were born. She was baptized later in life on April 10, 1960 at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. After their marriage she worked as a switchboard operator, Aalfs Manufacturing, Cherokee Mental Health Institute, Paullina Club House Manager, Area 4 bus driver and was a farm wife. After Pete’s health forced him to retire from farming, Darlene became Pete’s caregiver until his passing on January 16, 2007. Dar remained at home until she passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Sanford USD Medical Center, reaching the age of 80 years, 1 month and 26 days.
Darlene enjoyed being on her computer and listening to her scanner. She was an avid user of her cellphone sending daily text messages to her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards, and golfing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s many sporting events and activities.
Left to cherish her memory, her children, Michael Tesch and Dee Fritz, Kevin and Lori Tesch and Lyngale and Todd Egdorf all of Paullina; an AFS son, Karl Kastner and his family; ten grandchildren, Clark Egdorf, Cody Egdorf (Emily Walker), Quentin (Miranda) Tesch, Chelsea (Richard) Largent, Carrie (Aaron) Wiekamp, LaShara (Ryan) Carlson, Crystal (Dane) Christensen, Katie Tesch (Jon Holzer), Tiana Tesch (Tim Juza) and Cordell Tesch; great-grandchildren, Paisley & Sawyer Egdorf, Jase Walker, Jacob Stamer, Cale & GraceLyn Christensen, Bradyn, Elliot and Owen Largent, Rayne, Brooklyn, Lyriq, Astyn and Krymson Tesch; two sisters, Elvera Specht of Marcus and Charlotte Barnes of Cherokee; two brothers-in-law, Dick Edwards and Bill Click both of Paullina; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Pete, infant sister, Donna Jean Eldredge, sister, Delores Bunch, brother, Duane Eldredge, sisters-in-law, Iris (Jack) Hunnel, Marny Click, Gerda (Merle) Kuehl, Karen (Jack) Cooper, Jean Edwards and brother-in-law, Jim Koch.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Pete, infant sister, Donna Jean Eldredge, sister, Delores Bunch, brother, Dwayne Eldredge, sisters-in-law, Iris (Jack) Hunnel, Marny Click, Gerda (Merle) Kuehl, Karen (Jack) Cooper, Jean Edwards and brother-in-law, Jim Koch.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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