Marie Theresa Tieskoetter

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:31 pm

Marie Theresa Tieskoetter, 92, of Ossian, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian. Visitation was Monday, May 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Ossian, with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary at 4 p.m. Visitation also was hour before Mass at the church Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. The Rev. Monsignor Cletus Hawes was celebrant, assisted by Deacon Luke Tieskoetter. Burial followed at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian. Condolences may be left with Schmitz – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian, assisted the family with arrangements.

She was born Jan. 17, 1923, to Albert and Helen (Ruzicka) Shindelar in Calmar. Marie was baptized January 19, 1923 in Calmar, Iowa. She graduated from Calmar High School.  Marie was united in marriage with Paul Tieskoetter June 25, 1945, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. Ten children were born to this union. Marie worked as a nanny in Chicago, Ill. in her younger years. She was a homemaker for her family on the farm east of Ossian. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and Rosary Society in Ossian and also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She enjoyed playing cards, games of chance, sewing, painting, gardening and traveling. Most of all, she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   
Marie is survived by her nine living children: Lou Ann (Anthony) Langreck of Ossian, Gerald (Jeanne) Tieskoetter of Fla., James (Sally) Tieskoetter of Castalia, Luke (Judy) Tieskoetter of Urbandale, Leon (Sandi) Tieskoetter of Postville, Mark (Cathy) Tieskoetter of Dubuque, Dale (Barb) Tieskoetter of Monona, Paul (Barb) Tieskoetter of Rochester, Minn. and Jane (Ron) Schmitt of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren: Dan (Lori) Langreck, Keith (Lori) Langreck, Russell (Tricia) Tieskoetter, Ron (Reagan) Tieskoetter, Tina (Doug) Ragaller, Jennifer (Thayne) Jensen, Jamie (A.J.) Feuerbach, Jackie Tieskoetter, Jill (Rob) Heston, Lance (Jen) Tieskoetter, John (Jenna) Tieskoetter, Bryan (Rachael) Tieskoetter, Dawn (Brian) Long, Aaron (Mandi) Tieskoetter, Brandon (Lindsay) Tieskoetter, Eric (Heather) Tieskoetter, Tracy (Chris) Clair, Angie (Justin) Wyse, Matt Tieskoetter, Michael Tieskoetter, Alicia (Ryan) Tieskoetter, Shaun (Kendra) Schmitt, Melissa (Chris) Diveley, Scott Schmitt, Heidi Schmitt, Stephanie (Joey) Haugen-Baldridge, Sara (Tom) Edie and Scott (Alison) Haugen; 37 great-grandchildren; five siblings: Gertrude Holthaus of Ossian, Joe (Arlene) Shindelar of Le Claire, Helen Zbornik of Fort Atkinson, Al (Frannie) Shindelar of Greenfield and Richard (Joyce) Shindelar of Calmar; and three sisters-in-law: Agatha Hoffman, Marie Tieskoetter and Anita Tieskoetter. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tieskoetter; son, Francis Tieskoetter; daughter-in-law, Lois Tieskoetter; great-grandson, Paul Diveley; two sisters, Frances Shindelar and Theresa Hauer; two brothers, Anslem and Cyril Shindelar; parents, Albert and Helen Shindelar and in-laws: Marge Shindelar, Art Holthaus, Adrain Zbornik, Herman and Helen Hemesath, Joe and Hedwig Hoffman, Jack Hoffman, Louis and Irene Tieskoetter, Frank Tieskoetter and Alphonse Tieskoetter. 

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