Theresa Myers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:34 pm

Theresa Myers, 83, of New Hampton, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton, with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Hampton, with Aaron Simms, Andy Simms, Jace Myers, Kyle Burlage, Steve Gossling and LeRoy Gossling serving as pallbearers. Friends greeted the family from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there was a 3:30 p.m. rosary. Visitation continued an hour prior to the mass at the church Monday. Online condolences for Theresa’s family may be left at

Theresa Anna Myers was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Festina, the daughter of John and Augusta (Hartman) Gossling. She received her education at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina. After graduating from the eighth grade, Theresa moved to Dubuque and worked as a cook for the seminarians at Loras College. She married Alvin F. Myers April 30, 1952, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina. To this union six children were born. The couple farmed near Jackson Junction for eight years and later purchased their farm east of New Hampton in 1960. Theresa joyfully raised her family and helped on the farm. She loved her garden and the bounty it provided. Education was important to Theresa and in the 1970s she proudly went back and received her G.E.D. For many years, Theresa was a funeral luncheon cook at St. Mary’s Church in New Hampton, a 4H leader and a cake decorator for weddings and graduations. Theresa was a charter member of ‘Putter-Pals’, a neighborhood ladies’ group. In their later years, the couple enjoyed taking several bus trips together throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. In September 2010, she became a resident at Traditions in West Union due to her failing health. Theresa will be remembered for her strong faith, kind nature and her positive outlook on life.

Survivors include five sons: Tom (Kathy) Myers of Plymouth, Minn., Jim Myers of Decorah, Dan Myers of New Hampton, Lee Myers of Wylie, Texas, and Joe (Susan) Myers of Marion; one daughter, Ann (Mark) Simms of Albia; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers: Martin (Margaret) Gossling of Ft. Atkinson, Norbert (Darlene) Gossling of Waucoma and Alphonse (Beverly) Gossling of Ossian; three sisters: Marie Tieskotter of Ossian, Rita Gebel of Sumner and Sister Maryam Gossling F.S.P.A. of La Crosse, Wis.; brother-in-law, Raymond (Gladys) Myers of Ridgeway; sister-in-law, Irene (Gerald) Lensing of Lawler.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin, June 1, 2011; two brothers-in-law, Frank Tieskotter and Robert Gebel; one sister-in-law, Florence Sheridan.


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