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Dorothy Tesch

October 19, 1932 — July 4, 2019

Dorothy Mae Giese Tesch was born on October 19th, 1932, and passed away on July 4th, 2019.

Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Brenham and graduated from Brenham High School. She was married to Leslie C. (Bubba) Tesch on October 21st, 1950. For most of Dorothy’s life she was self-employed with her husband. Together they formed Leslie C. Tesch Trucking, Inc. and Brenham Beer Distributors.

Dorothy enjoyed any activity that involved her family and friends, whether it was playing pitch, watching sports, tending to cattle, or going shopping. Her most favorite pastime was spending time with loved ones.

Dorothy is survived by daughters, Deborah Eilers and her husband Tom, Cheryl Gaskamp and husband James; son, Mark Tesch and wife Briana; sister, Doris Barnes; sister-in-law Flora and Sonny Henske; grandchildren, Aaron Eilers and wife Courtney, Kevin Eilers and wife Sarah, Brandon Eilers and wife Alexis, Emily Schulte and husband Brandon, Kate Senia and husband Michael, Presley Tesch, and Alice Tesch; great grandchildren Alyssa Eilers, Cierra Eilers, Callen Schulte, Claire Schulte, and Finley Eilers, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie C. (Bubba) Tesch; parents, Henry and Gertrude Giese; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Lillie Tesch, brothers-in-law, Billy Barnes, Jesse Tesch, Raymond Witte, and Wilfred Winkelmann; sisters-in-law, Ora Nell Winkelmann and Johnnie Mae Tesch.

The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers; Anna Johnson, Erica Burton, LaWonda Johnson, Oneisha Lee, the late Gladys Johnson, Hospice Brazos Valley, and those who cared for her at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Monday, July 8 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg. Pastor Evan Cameron will officiate.

The family asks that those attending Dorothy’s services wear black and white, which reflects the colors of the trucks and signs associated with the trucking business she operated with her husband.

Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg.

Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Mae Tesch are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.

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