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Dorothy Tesch

August 4, 1927 — March 13, 2014

Dorothy Mae Tesch, daughter of Siert and Grace (Vogel) Folkens, was born on August 4, 1927, in Clinton, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Clinton Methodist Church. She grew up east of Clinton on a farm. During summer months Dorothy would help nearby families with housework and childcare. Following her education she worked in Clinton as a waitress, a job she greatly enjoyed.

On June 3, 1948, Dorothy was united in marriage with Donovan Tesch in the Browns Valley Zion parsonage by Reverend Benger. They were blessed with one son, Eugene. Dorothy and Donovan lived in Beardsley for a short time and then moved to Blue Earth, Minnesota, living there until the fall of 1949 at which time they returned to live and farm on the Bion farm. Dorothy helped her husband with the farming and also worked at Foster Lodge and in Clinton at Bea and Ann's Cafe.

After retiring, Dorothy and Donovan enjoyed bus trips with Lawrence and Eleanor Findley. She really liked seeing so much of the country with her husband and dear friends. Dorothy also loved to crochet and made afghans for each of her grandchildren.

Cherishing her memory is her son Eugene (Joyce) Tesch of Dresser, WI; grandchildren: Amy (Donnie) Eilers, Don (Molly) Tesch, Lee (Michelle) Tesch, Katie Connors, Kim Tesch, Leonard Tesch, and Kristina Tesch; 12 great-granchildren; her sister Leola Lovgren of Northfield, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donovan, on December 2, 2013; sister Ione; and six brothers: Barnie, Ray, Orland, Carl, Jay, and Harold.


Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home - Moberg Chapel - Clinton
Hwy 75
Clinton, MN 56225

Sunday, March 16, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Zion Lutheran Church
106 First St. S
Browns Valley, MN 56219

Monday, March 17, 2014
11:00 AM


Midway Cemetery

Beardsley, MN 56211

Monday, March 17, 2014


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