Arden Tessmer, age 81, of Green Isle passed away Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord with interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Green Isle Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. Military Honors by the Green Isle Honor Guard.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord.
Arden Laverne Tessmer was born on January 27, 1937, in Green Isle, Minnesota. He was the son of William and Laura (Ziegler) Tessmer. Arden was baptized as an infant on February 21, 1937, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 13, 1951, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle Township. He received his education through the eighth grade.
Arden entered active military service in the United States Army on May 11, 1960. He received the Good Conduct Medal. Arden was Honorably Discharges on May 7, 1962.
Arden farmed in Green Isle Township, was a lead and supervisor at Glencoe Manufacturing, and bartended at the Grey Fox Tavern for 15 years.
Arden was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle Township. He was also a member of the Green Isle American Legion Post #408 and the Green Isle Lions Club.
Arden enjoyed farming, gardening, his pets, watching the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings, watching westerns on TV and talking with people at his last job as bartender at the Grey Fox Tavern.
Arden passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington at the age of 81 years. Blessed be his memory.
Arden is survived by his:
Niece, Gail Bittner and her husband, Kenneth of Minnesota City, MN; and
Nephew, Randy Becker and his wife, Susan of Garfield, MN;
Great Nieces and Nephews, Becky (Jeremy) Zens, Ryan (Jenni) Becker, Lori (Chris) Gillespie, Amy (Eric) Evavold, David (Brooke) Bittner and Erin Bittner;
Other relatives and many friends.
Arden was preceded in death by his Parents, William and Laura Tessmer; Brother, Melvin (Marlys) Tessmer; Sister, Melva (Gerhard) Becker.