William Bernard (1946 - 1994)
Surnames: Tesmer, Ahrens, Flink, Wittlinger, Lavin, Greuel
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Friday, 8 July 1994
Tesmer, William Bernard (19 June 1946 - 7 July 1994)
COLBY - William Bernard Tesmer Sr., 48, Marshfield, formerly of Colby, died July 7, 1994, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice Care Unit, Marshfield.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford, with the Rev. Daniel Ahrens officiating. Burial will be in Colby Memorial cemetery (Colby, Wisconsin).
The family will greet friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Monday.
Community Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
William was born June 19, 1946, in Prentice, the son of Bernard W. and Alice (Flink) Tesmer. He attended Colby Public Schools and graduated from Colby High School in 1964. He served with the Army Reserves in Wausau from 1966-72.
He married Charlotte Wittlinger Aug. 13, 1966. They were later divorced.
He worked for his father at H. H. Motor Co. in Colby and later at Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, Wis. He then worked for Liberty Homes in Dorchester and began farming in the Abbotsford area. He later moved to Rhinelander, where he worked for Richland Buildings. He then moved to Abbotsford, where he owned and operated C&B Pole Buildings. He moved back to Rhinelander, where he owned the Toma-lander Motel, taking over after his father’s death in 1986. He later resided in Marshfield until the time of his death.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford and Marshfield.
Surviving are two sons, William (Monica) Tesmer Jr. of Colby and Daniel (Shannon) Tesmer of Menomonie; one daughter, Lynn (Glenn) Lavin of Dorchester; his mother, Alice (Flink) Tesmer of Colby; one brother, Randel (Shirley) Tesmer of Abbotsford; one sister, Sarah (Melvin) Greuel of Marshfield; and three grand-daughters, Alyssa, Amber and Breanne.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard W. Tesmer Feb. 27, 1986.
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