Darlene A. Tessar, 81
Oct. 23, 1935
June 3, 2017

Darlene A. Tessar, 81Darlene A. Tessar, 81, of Kewaskum, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Darlene was born Oct. 23, 1935, in the township of Longwood, the daughter of the late Hubert and Anna (Myrin) Horn. Darlene was a graduate of Greenwood High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She was a member of the band, girls glee club, forensics, cheer leader, and member of the annual staff.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she was a member of Delta Sigma Epslion sorority, Darlene began her career teaching business classes at Palmyra.

She also taught in Shawno and Brookfield before teaching at Slinger High School from 1969 to 1981. That year the Slinger yearbook was dedicated to her. She also taught adult night classes at Moraine Park Technical College where her adult students nominated her for outstanding teacher of the year.

She married Ronald Hall in 1958 and they later divorced. She then married Wayland Tessar in 1980 at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. She and Wayland were very active in outdoor sports like biking, skiing, golf, and were also great Packer Backers. She was also a member of Peace United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, Gerald (Faith) Horn; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Horn; a stepson, Jay (Christine) Tessar; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mary Tessar; sister-inlaw, Donna Tessar; nephews, Scott (Cheri) Tessar, Mark (Beth) Tessar, Gary (Rona) Horn, and Jim (Ruth) Brinker; niece, Angi Horn Nagle; stepdaughter-in-law, Candi Tessar; and many other relatives and friends. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Wayland; her parents; a brother, Duane, and her stepson, Dan Tessar.

Funeral services for Darlene will be held at noon Saturday, June 10, at Peace United Church of Christ (343 First St., Kewaskum) with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard officiating. Burial will follow at Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery in Kewaskum.

Darlene’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Peace United Church of Christ or KEYS Club.

A special thank you to the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard and the Rev. Bob Blackburn for all their visits and prayers for Darlene.

The family would also like to thank the staff at The Kathy Hospice for all their loving care provided to Darlene.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Darlene’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.