Obit: Tesmer, George (1881 - 1961)

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Surnames: Tesmer, Christian, Marquardt, Crawford, Tyler, Mueller, Lueloff

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/19/1961

Tesmer, George (9 Dec. 1881 - 15 Oct. 1961)

George Tesmer died Sunday at 2:15 A.M. at the age of 79 years in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been a patient two weeks after suffering a stroke. Funeral services will be conducted in Zion Lutheran church in Colby this Thursday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., Rev. William Christian officiating, and burial will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. Tesmer was born in Sturgeon Bay on December 9, 1881. His parents moved to Colby when he was a youth and he resided here since. He was married in the town of Green Grove on February 5, 1906, to Magdalene Marquardt, who survives him.

Mr. Tesmer had been an electrician for Colby for many years when the city operated its own light plant and later its distribution system. He also served as Colby’s chief of police many years. For 25 years he had been fireman at the Colby Cheese Box Company until his retirement nine months ago.

Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Adeline) Crawford of Imperial Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Bernice Tyler of Loveland, Colo.; a son, Elroy Tesmer of Houston, Tex., 18 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Clara) Mueller, Sr., of Marshfield and Mrs. Ida Lueloff of Oshkosh.

Two sons, Harold and Arthur, and three brothers preceded him in death.



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