Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Geraldine "Geri" Tessmann
January 8, 1926 - July 24, 2018 (Age 92)
Watertown, WI
Service: July 28, 2018
Geraldine "Geri" Tessmann
Geraldine “Geri” Tessmann, 92, of Watertown, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Marquardt Health Center with family by her side.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10am at Hafemeister Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Bezanson officiating. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home from 9am until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. The family would like to thank the staff at Marquardt Health Center- Park Terrace, Memory Care and hospice. Memorials are suggested to Marquardt Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
She was born January 8, 1926, in Watertown, the daughter of Robert and Lorna Gunning. She married Oliver Tessmann on March 11, 1945, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Geri was employed by JC Penney for 23 years as a sales clerk. She loved to spend time with her family and great-grand-dogs, enjoyed baking, bird watching, reading, and doing word search puzzles. Geri will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Geraldine was the last member of her immediate family.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela (Bill) Wendt of Janesville, and Bonnie (Wayne) Kuenzi, of Watertown. A daughter-in-law, Barbara Tessmann of Oconomowoc and a sister-in-law, Jean Tessmann of Watertown; six grandchildren, Jeff (Sue) Kuenzi, Kelli (Mike) DeCoto, Brad (Diandra) Kuenzi, Rebecca (John) Davis, Stephanie (Chris) Ruetten, Leah (Brandon Holloway) Wendt. Geraldine’s thirteen great-grandchildren include, Addison, Marley and Oliver Kuenzi, Keagan and Keira Kuenzi, Autumn DeCoto, Noelle and Gabe Davis, Olivia, Deana, Hunter, Jake and Johnathan Ruetten.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, a son and daughter-in-law, David (Dasene) Tessmann and son, Stephen Tessmann; her parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Joan (Ray) Schroeder.
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