Theresa R. #3 (1919 - 2008)
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Surnames: Hess, Franklin, Erbach, Ingbretson, Tischendorf, Schmid, Bushman, Schneider, Lewer
Source: Star News (Medford, Taylor County, Wis.) 7 Aug. 2008
Hess, Theresa R. (25 Aug. 1919 - 2 Aug. 2008)
Former Abbotsford resident Theresa R. Hess, 88, Owen, died Saturday, Aug. 2 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen where she had resided the past four months, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 7 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford, with Father Ben Franklin officiating. Interment will be at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Robert Erbach, Donald Hess, Christine Ingbretson, Steven Hess, Heather Hess, Kristopher Hess and Eric and Angela Tischendorf.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements. The former Theresa Schmid was born August 25, 1919 in the Town of Mayville, Dorchester, to the late Anselm P. and Alice E. (Bushman) Schmid Jr. She attended Dorchester Elementary School.
On June 1, 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas in the Company Catholic Chapel, she married Robert J. Hess, who preceded her in death on August 13, 2002. They owned and operated an egg ranch in the Town of Colby for many years.
She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and past member of St. Bernard's Women's Altar Society and the Library Club, and also belonged to various card clubs. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include her children, Nancy (Albert) Erbach of Fond du Lac, Edward (Patricia) of Butternut, Michael of Mosinee and Rita (Terry) Tischendorf of Medford; a brother, Anselm III (Rowena) of Dorchester; a sister-in-law, Irene Schmid of Medford; a brother-in-law, Roland Schneider of Medford; eight grandchildren, Robert Erbach, Donald Hess, Christine (Jason) Ingbretson, Steve (Kristie) Hess, Heather Hess, Kristopher Hess and Eric and Angela Tischendorf; and five great-grandchildren, Soren, Blake, Celina, Gwyneth and Cane.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Edward; and two sisters, Amelia Schneider and Irene Lewer.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in her name to the family to be designated at a later date.
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