LuEllen Teschner

July 20, 1921 - Nov. 19, 2011

LuEllen Teschner of Waukesha passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, peacefully at Oak Hill Terrace, at the age of 90. She was born July 20, 1921, in Merrill, the daughter of William and Hattie Krueger.

LuEllen was a proud graduate of Merrill High School. She married the love of her life, Hank Teschner, on April 27, 1946. LuEllen enjoyed canning the produce from Hank's garden, making wonderful jams and jellies, which along with her being a great baker - she shared with all. She volunteered at the voting polls and Avalon Manor, was in a card club for 57 years, liked to bowl, belonged to a dart ball league and loved to travel. LuEllen was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, was on the ladies guild and helped with vacation Bible school. Throughout LuEllen's life, she had a love of children. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, including her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

LuEllen will be sadly missed by her children, Roger (Mary) Teschner of Discovery Bay, Calif., Cheryl (Dan) Giesen of Geneva, Ill., and Kim (Zach) Zachow of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Nathan Giesen, Brent (Kathryn) Giesen, Michael Giesen, Andy (Cory Landry) Zachow, Amanda Zachow and Tyler Zachow; her great-grandchildren, Micah, Joey, Benjamin, Kylie, Lilia Giesen and Lacey Zachow; her brother, Will (Sue) Krueger of Waukesha; a sister, Janette Kurth of Tomahawk; two brothers-in-law, Ed Teschner and Wally Laak; and her sisters-in-law, Elsie Fisher and Opal Laak. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

LuEllen was preceded in death by her husband, Hank; three brothers, Clarence, Earl and Lawrence; and three sisters, Rose, Grace and Margaret.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Nov. 26, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Peter Schmidt will be officiating. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church are appreciated (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.