Obit: Tessman, David L. (1978 - 2003)



----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 02/12/2003

Tessman, David L. (14 FEB 1978 - 8 FEB 2003)

David L. Tessman, 24, Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in a snowmobile accident east of Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. The Rev. Douglas Bjerke of the Assembly of God Church in Neillsville officiated. Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kelly Reinart, Jason Darling, Luke Smith, Steve Strunsee, Scott Strzok and Mike Koprek.

David LeRoy Tessman was born on Feb. 14, 1978, in Belvidere, Ill., to Harold and Shirley (nee Hoffschroer) Tessman. He attended school in Illinois for a short time and then he and his family moved to Neillsville in 1985. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1996, and then went to work at Tom Harnish’s service station for a short time. He then went to work as a mechanic at Roehl Transport in Marshfield. He later worked at Russell’s Hardware Store in Neillsville laying flooring and carpeting for about a year, and then in September 1999 he was hired at the Clark County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher/correctional officer. His interests included hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and camping.

Survivors include his fiancee, Laura Schreindl, Neillsville; his parents, Harold and Shirley Tessman, Neillsville; eight brothers and sisters, Jennifer (Brian) Barth, Neillsville, Todd (Stella) Tessman, Neillsville, Christopher L. (Beth) Tessman, Garden Prairie, Ill., Curtis (Sherilynn) Tessman, Stoughton, Corie (Robin) Tessman, Mineral Springs, Texas, Sheila (Todd) Gunderson, Louisiana, Scott (Carmen) Tessman, Rockford, Ill., and Michael Rohe, Lake Geneva; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents.

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



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