Tessman, Jeffrey (1971 - 2002)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 01/23/2002

Tessman, Jeffrey (1971 - 2002)

Jeffrey Tessman, 30, Neillsville, Clark County, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. The Rev. Mark Fugate officiated. Music was provided by Regina Holland, organist, and the Rev. Kevin Holland, soloist. Burial was in the Wood Cemetery, Tomah. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hanns, Jay Russell, Corie Tessman, Dave Tessman and Roger Polzin. Pallbearers were Brian Barth, Greg Polzin, Dave Wagner, Rob Wagner, Chris Tessman and Scott Tessman.

Jeffrey Scott Tessman was born on August 19, 1971, in Belvidere, Ill., to Larry and Colleen (nee Russell) Tessman. When he was young, his family moved to Tomah, where he attended St. Mary's Grade School. In 1985, his family moved to Neillsville and he attended and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1990. After high school, he joined the National Guard and also attended Western Wisconsin Technical College, La Crosse, where he earned an associate degree in printing and publishing. After graduating from WWTC, he moved back to Neillsville and worked at The Foundry, then later at the Marshfield Innkeeper as a cook and also in maintenance. Most recently, he worked for the Angelus Retirement Community, providing care for the residents. His interests included the outdoors, hunting, fishing, art and cooking. He was a 2nd-degree black belt in karate.

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Colleen Tessman, Neillsville one brother, Todd (Stella) Tessman, Neillsville and two nephews, Jamie and Jeremy Tessman, Neillsville.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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