April 9, 1924 – Wednesday, October 6, 2010
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Lowell Carl Tesch, age 86, of Winsted, MN, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Hutchinson (MN) Hospital. He was born on April 9, 1924, in Mayer, MN, to Carl and Florence Tesch. He grew up in the Mayer area and attended Mayer public school.
On October 17, 1970, Lowell was married to Shirlee Schafer at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer.
Lowell did various manual labor jobs including farming, hauling milk, and butchering. He also worked in the warehouse at Bongards Creamery (St. Bonifacius, MN) until he retired. After retirement he was custodian of Mayer Lutheran High School and Mayer Zion Church, and was also custodian at Minnetonka (MN) Schools for 5 years.
Lowell and Shirlee had the privilege of traveling to Germany, the west coast, South Carolina and fishing trips to Canada. Lowell enjoyed gardening and painting ceramics.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Florence Tesch; twin brother: Lloyd Tesch; sister: Phyllis Bjork Raether; brother-in-law: Clifford Schroeder; step-daughter: Liana Clark; and step-grandson: Alan Asmus.
Survived by wife: Shirlee; step-children: Linday and Larry Heldt of Hutchinson, MN, Robert and Janice Schafer of Shelby Twp., Michigan, Richard and Lynn Schafer of Faribault, MN, Lila Schafer of Reno, NV, Lisa and Rev. Aaron Asmus of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers and sisters: Grace and Walter Westlund of Waconia, MN, Jane and Leslie Olson of Minneapolis, MN, Gerald Tesch of Minneapolis, Elaine Nelson of Atwater, MN, Carl F. and Lillie Tesch of Mayer, Lila and Leland Nelson of Atwater, Carol and Elmer Schuette of Howard Lake, MN, Robert and Myrna Tesch of Loyal, WI, James and Marge Tesch of Howard Lake. Also survived by 17 step-grandchildren, 22 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
We rejoice that the Saviour has called him home to Himself, free from pain and stresses of the body.
Funeral services for Lowell Tesch will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Interment at Mayer Public Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church one hour prior to services.