Dorothy A. Tesch
Funeral services for Dorothy A. Tesch, age 92, of Hartley, formerly of Paullina who passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina with Rev. Donald Erickson ~ officiating.
Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina.
Visitation will be after 4 P.M. on Monday, November 14, 2022, with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.
The service will be livestreamed, please register at this link to watch the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be used for a future memorial.
DOROTHY A. TESCH
February 28, 1930
November 11, 2022
10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Donald Erickson ~ Officiating
“How Great Thou Art”
“In The Garden”
Pianist: LaNan Eldridge
Larry Rozeboom Terry Kruse
Dale Waggoner Ken Reitsma
David Richter Kent Faust
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery
After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the Laue Room at City Hall.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.
Dorothy Ann Tesch was born February 28, 1930, in Melvin, Iowa, to John and Elsie (Schuster) Brandt. She was baptized on October 12, 1930, in her parents’ home in Melvin and confirmed on August 28, 1948, at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. She attended the Melvin Consolidated School through the 8th grade.
On September 16, 1951, Dorothy was united in marriage to Wallace Edward Tesch at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Two children were born to this union, Thomas Ray on October 10, 1952, and Tamara Kay on December 16, 1959.
Wally and Dorothy farmed much of their life in the Paullina, Iowa, area. They moved into Paullina on March 1, 1989, where they spent their retirement years enjoying the ‘town life.’ After 58 years of marriage, Wally passed away on May 2, 2010. Dorothy continued to live in and enjoy her home until her health declined. She moved to the Sutherland Care Center in July 2016. She has been a resident at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Iowa, for the last two years.
In addition to being a farmer’s wife and homemaker, she baked and decorated cakes and worked nine years for the Paullina Community School in the lunchroom. For many years helped cater for Lange’s Café and the Martin House, enjoying all the people she met. She cleaned homes for elderly ladies and young families, becoming very close to the families; they became her ‘2nd’ family. She and Wally were very active with the American Legion for many years, and she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Dorothy attended the St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa, her entire married life. She enjoyed attending dances, playing cards (belonging to several card clubs), watching TV, having coffee with friends, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted, unconditionally loving wife, mother, and friend and always ready for a good party.
Dorothy peacefully passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Iowa, at the age of 92.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Tammy Rozeboom and husband, Larry of Spencer, IA; daughter-in-law, Peggy Tesch of Paullina, IA; sister-in-law, Francine Brandt of Sanborn, IA; nephews, nieces, other relatives, friends, and ‘2nd daughter’, Pam Mooty and husband, Chuck of Grundy Center, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; father- and mother-in-law, Edward and Minnie Tesch; husband, Wally; son, Tom; brothers and sisters and their spouses: John Arnold ‘Bud’ (Kathryn) Brandt, Wilbur ‘Bill’ (Ruth) Brandt, Lloyd Brandt, Arlin (Deltha) Brandt, John ‘Junior’ (Eileen) Brandt, and Harold Brandt; sisters: Margaret (Richard) Dagel, Agnes (Edwin) Krager, Lois (Dean) Luton, Betty Brandt; other brothers and sisters-in-law; several nephews and nieces.
Dorothy will be dearly missed and forever cherished in our hearts and memories!