Dean J. Tessmer, 76

obit-Tessmer,DDean J. Tessmer, a resident of the Pierz Villa in Pierz, formerly of Big Lake and Walker, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Pierz Villa.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Walker, with Father Francis Kabiru officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Military Rites will be conducted by the Walker American Legion Post #134.

Dean J. Tessmer was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Lake City, to the late William Siems and Dorothy Tessmer. Dean is survived by his daughters, Deana Tessmer of Walker, Desiree Tessmer of Diamond Bar, Calif. and Dalys Tessmer of Walker; son, Donald Tessmer of Fargo, N.D; five grandchildren; brother, Butch Siems of Elgin; and mother of his children, Susan Tessmer of Walker.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, William Siems and Dorothy Tessmer; and brother, Lacy Siems.