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Orlando R. Tesch, 95

Orlando R. Tesch, age 95, of Mayer, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home.

He was born March 23, 1922, in Mayer, the son of Reuben and Esther (Gongoll) Tesch.

Orlando was united in marriage to Lenora Koehler Nov. 8, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Orlando was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora; grandson Randy Tesch; granddaughter Angela Tesch; father and mother Reuben and Esther Tesch; brother Waldo (Ethel) Tesch; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Herbert and Alice Koehler.

He is survived by his loving family; children and spouses R.J. and Marilyn Tesch of Hutchinson, Gary and Tina Tesch of Milaca, Roger and Kathy Tesch of Papau New Guinea, Doreen and Tom Osborn of Rochester, and Doris Schrupp of Princeton; grandchildren Rick (Roberta) Tesch, Jim (Teresa) Tesch, Suzy Tesch, Patricia (Federico) Larrieu, Sara Tesch, Jamie Hill, Eric Tesch, Carly Tesch, Sara (Jaime) Burton, David (Val) Tesch, Elizabeth (Aaron) Habeck, Drew Tesch and fiancée Renee Benton, Connor Osborn, Hanna Osborn, Lauren Osborn, Meghan Schrupp, and Camden Schrupp; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Orlando is further survived by a sister, Ruth Strandquist of Cokato; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Carol Thomas of Spring Park, Lorraine and Silas Tesch of Watertown, and Merrilyn Koehler of Rockford; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at Watertown Evangelical Free Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Dan Osborn officiating. Interment in the Watertown Public Cemetery.

There was visitation from noon until the time of the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Joel Buttenhoff, Ray Guse, Janis Runka, Jeff Hilgers, Franklin Schoenke, and Gary Thompson.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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