Obit: Tesmer, Shirley J. (1922 - 2011)





Surnames: Tesmer, Schmitz, Kopf, Devine


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 03/22/2011


Tesmer, Shirley J. (13 DEC 1922 - 21 MAR 2011)

LOYAL -- Shirley J. Tesmer, 88, of Loyal, died on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. The Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil will officiate, and burial of cremains will take place in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home in Loyal from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation also will be held at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Shirley Jean Schmitz was born Dec. 13, 1922, in the town of Fremont, Clark County, the daughter of William and Adelia (Kopf) Schmitz. She grew up on the family farm and received her education in area schools, graduating from Loyal High School in 1940.

Shirley was united in marriage to Eldred H. Tesmer on July 15, 1942, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chili. Shirley farmed with her husband in the town of Fremont and also worked at Weyerhaeuser in Marshfield for 20 years. They retired in 1985 and moved to Phillips, where they lived until moving to Loyal in 1997.

Shirley was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a former member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, in Chili, where she taught CCD for many years. She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, playing cards and fishing.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Eldred, of Loyal; four children, Alan (Ellen) Tesmer of Chetek, James (Sherry) Tesmer of Madison, Joanne Tesmer of Marshfield, and Susan (Bob) Devine of Racine; seven grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leroy Schmitz of Rib Lake, Marlin (Virginia) Schmitz of Granton, and Gary Schmitz of Spencer; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Warren Tesmer, on Nov. 1, 2007; and one brother, Russell "Bud" Schmitz.

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Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal is assisting the family with arrangements.



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