Donald William Tesnow passed away on January 6, 2020, peacefully in the comfort of his family.
He is survived by his loving children and was their hero; Todd and (Tanna) Tesnow of Ellison Bay, WI., James and (Gina) Tesnow of Port Edwards, WI., Leanne and (Tom) of Hudson, WI. Donald felt the touch of God and was called home to his Lord and Savior and was freed of pain and suffering. He is also survived by his brother and sisters: Deloris Tesnow ‘Brown’, Richard (Bev) Tesnow, Judy and (Charles) Hass, Joanne and (Stuart) Peterson.
Donald dearly loved his nine grandchildren: Kori, Emma, Verena, Adela, Stanley, Shawn (Laura), Austin, Collin, and Brittany. And his two Great Grandchildren – Nathan and Megan.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy Grasse Tesnow and daughter, Teresa Tesnow Nemeth.
A special thanks to Unity Hospice, especially nurses: Cindy, Gwen, and Josh; Door County Medical Center; Dr. J Joshua Rebhan and Nurse Dawn Johnson; Pastor Jim Honig; Casperson Funeral Home for making arrangements; and to all that cared for Donald through his journey.
To celebrate Donald’s life, a memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Honig officiating. Donald was laid to rest in the Ellison Bay Town Cemetery with a private graveside service on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Donald’s name to the Wisconsin Horse Rescue at E8189 E Smith Rd., Viroqua, WI 54665.
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Donald may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
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