Obit: Tessmer, Charles P. (1870 - 1953) 

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Surnames: Tessmer, Harrison, Sossaman, Passehl, Hecker, Anderson, Detjens 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/26/1953 

Tessmer, Charles P. (26 Oct. 1870 - 21 Feb. 1953) 

Charles P. Tessmer, of Colby, a railroad foreman, died at the Marshfield hospital, Saturday, Feb. 21, at the age of 82 years, after an illness of two years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Harrison, Abbotsford, officiating. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery. 

Grandsons, Floyd, Darrell, Claude and Herman Sossaman, Milwaukee; Ralph Sossaman, Colby; and Douglas Sossaman, of Korea, with Junior Tessmer as stand up for the latter, acted as pallbearers. Flowers were in charge of grand daughters, Shelby and Judy Passehl and Dixie, Marcia, Ruby, Beverly and Bonnie Sossaman. 

Mr. Tessmer was born in Lomira on Oct. 26, 1870, and came to Colby with his parents when a small child. He married Pauline Hecker in Colby on Nov. 25, 1893. 

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Axel (Helen) Anderson, of Montebello, Calif.; Mrs. Wallace (Florence) Sossaman, Colby; and Mrs. Ernest (June) Passehl, Stratford; 14 grand children, nine great grand children, one brother, Herman J. Tessmer, Colby; one sister, Mrs. Otto Detjens, Phillips. One son died in infancy. 



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