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February 7, 1921 – Friday, November 2, 2007

Service Information
Montrose United Methodist chur
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2007
11:00 a.m.

Visitation Information

Anita Tesch, age 86 of St. Cloud, formerly of Waverly and Buffalo, died Friday, November 2, 2007 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

On February 7, 1921, Anita was born in Watertown to Carl and Sophia (nee Beckerfeldt) Bartels. She was baptized Anita Bertha Wilhelmiua Bartels on the 20th of that same month and was confirmed on April 14, 1935, at St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Church in Young America. Anita completed the course of studies prescribed by St. John™s Lutheran School in Young America on June 1, 1935. She worked as a housekeeper for her sister and it was then that she was introduced to Donald Tesch near the Karels™ farm. On November 9, 1938 they were united in marriage in Plato. They moved to St. Paul where they lived for a time before moving (in the mid-late 40™s) to their farm in Waverly. Anita, an excellent cook, assisted Donald with the farming and was a homemaker. She was known for her homemade egg noodles and soups. In the mid 70™s they retired to Buffalo. About twenty years later they moved to Battle Lake, and only recently moved to St. Cloud. Anita enjoyed sewing, quilting and designing the appliqués for the quilts and pillows she made. She loved flowers and spent many happy hours sitting outside enjoying them.

Anita is survived by her husband, Donald, St. Cloud; sons: Byron (LaVerne) Tesch, Boerne, TX, and Kenneth Carl Tesch, Kerrville, TX; daughters: Shirley Styrbicky, Monticello, Barbara (Donald) Ottenstroer, Motley, Judy (Ted) Erickson, and Mildred (Donald) Klarstrom, all of Montrose; brother, Carl (Darlene) Bartels, Hopkins; sisters-in-law, Milda Bartels, Cologne, and Monica Tesch, Watertown; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by son, William Bill Tesch; brothers: Herbert, Fred Fritz, Edwin Curly, and Richard Bartels; sisters: Hulda Karles, and Mildred Bartels; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2007 at the United Methodist Church in Montrose with Reverend Delburn Kurtz officiating.

Bible verses are:
Psalms 23,
Psalms 121, and
First Corinthians, Chapter 13.

Casket Bearers are:
Brandon Williams,
Brian Ottenstroer,
Joshua Erickson,
Shane Erickson,
Wade Erickson, and
Troy Erickson.

The congregation will sing: The Old Rugged Cross, and In The Garden.

Burial is in Kreidler Cemetery, Montrose. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Peterson Chapel-Buffalo and resumes at church, one hour before the funeral.

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