Tesch, Marjorie “Marge” Jean 86

Marjorie “Marge” Jean Tesch, age 86 of Howard Lake, was born April 29, 1932 in St. James, Minnesota. She died in her sleep July 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Home of Howard Lake.
Marge grew up on a farm near Butterfield, Minnesota. She was baptized, and confirmed, and married, at the First Lutheran Church in Butterfield and graduated from High School there. She studied at St. Olaf College and the Minnesota School of Art.
Marge married James “Jim” Tesch on March 14, 1954. They began their life together in Watertown, Minnesota then moved to Mayer, Minnesota for 12 years and finally ended up in Howard Lake, Minnesota in 1967 until now.
Marge was an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church where she served several Years as church secretary. She was artfully talented and did classroom murals and stitched hardanger for the communion alter as well as sewed many quilts with the quilting club. She loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ all her life at home with family, and in church. Marge also worked as a dental assistant for the late Dr Elmer Thiesee in the 1970’s and 80’s.
She is survived by: her husband James, son Douglas Tesch, daughter Jeanne (Gary) Theobald, Son Brian (Sheri) Tesch, granddaughters: Stacie Constantian, Stephanie (Aaron) Broughton, Courtney Tesch, and grandson Nathan Tesch. great-grandchildren: Sylvie and Ladd Broughton. Five brothers: Marland, Chuck (Polly), Howard (Ellen), DuWayne (Angie) and Claire (Rae) Madson, as well as many nephews and nieces and sisters and brothers-in-law.
Preceded in death were her parents: Harold and Linnea (Warling) Madson of Butterfield, Minnesota.
She will be loved and missed by all who know her.
A funeral service will be 11 AM, Friday, August 3, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church of Howard Lake with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-543-3401