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Bernadine Tieskotter

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Bernadine M. Tieskotter age 90 of Little Turkey, Iowa died Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey, Iowa with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Little Turkey. Friends may greet the family 3 - 7 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary. Visitation continues 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the FUNERAL HOME. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Andrew and Bernadine Agricultural Scholarship Fund. Bernadine M. Tieskotter was born August 24, 1924 on the family farm near St. Lucas, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Frances (Rasing) Tillman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. On October 10, 1945 at St. Luke’s Church, she was united in marriage to Andrew Tieskotter. To this union eleven children were born. Before her marriage Bernie worked as a nurses aid in different hospitals and also at John Deere. The couple initially farmed north of Protivin until 1964, moving to Little Turkey and continuing farming there. Andrew Tieskotter died on December 22, 2008 at the age of 86. Bernie continued living on the farm until the time of her death. She was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey and she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Rosary Society and ACCW. She was an active member of her church, serving as a eucharistic minister and also teaching CCD classes. Survivors include six sons, Richard (Marlene) Tieskotter, Dennis (Kathy) Tieskotter all of Lawler, Mark (Diane) Tieskotter of Cresco, Roy Tieskotter of New Hampton, Dan Tieskotter of Harpers Ferry and Gerald Tieskotter of Little Turkey; three daughters, Mary (Joe) Roybal of Platteville, Co, Martha (Marvin) Andera of Cresco, and Maxine (Robert) Friedman of St. Ansgar; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Jovina (Robert) Lechtenberg of Lawler; one sister-in-law, Marion Knutson of New Hampton, one brother-in-law, Jack Meissen of New Hampton. She was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband; son, David Tieskotter; daughter, Marlene Tieskotter; two grandsons, Jeffrey Schmitz and Jon Schmitz; granddaughter, Christine Tieskotter; three sisters, Lucille Lechtenberg, Adella Tieskotter and Regina Tieskotter; one brother, Leonard Tillman.

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  2. I will miss my Aunt Bernie terribly. We would have such nice visits when she came to get her hair done. We would laugh together and we would cry together. After my mom died she was like a mother to me. She was a wonderful person. We would talk alot on the telephone also. I will miss her phone calls and I will miss her an awful lot. Say hi to my mom. Love you Lorraine

  3. Roy and the Tieskotter family – I’m so sorry to read of Bernie’s passing. She always had a smile and she was a pleasure to visit with. On behalf of the Grober family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Ann Grober


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