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Elmer Ivan Tesmer
Elmer Ivan Tesmer, 86, of Walhalla, ND, passed away on September 22, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla.
Elmer Ivan Tesmer was born on May 31, 1929 to Gus and Lena (Schulz) Tesmer on the family farm four miles north of Walhalla, ND. He attended the Coburn Country School through eighth grade before starting his farming career with his dad and brother Donald.
On July 15, 1950, Elmer married Marcia Loy Wilson at Sharon Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, ND. He and Marcia spent 32 winters in Mesa, AZ. He was a member of the Confederate Air Force in Mesa and served on the Walhalla Farmers Elevator Board. Things he enjoyed were fishing at Rocky Point on Lake of the Woods, MN and hunting deer every fall in the Walhalla area.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia Loy; children; Dale Tesmer of Colorado, Sherry (Dwight) Fleming, Hamilton, ND, Carol (Brad) Seger, Port Orchard, WA, Dean (Brenda) Tesmer, DeForest, WI, Ellen (Mitch) Syverson, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Bobbi Jo, Kristi, Jennifer and Nicole; Samantha and Travis; Cassandra and James; Joshua and Adam; eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Homer and Donald.
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Elmer will be missed. Please know our heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection." (Acts 24:15) I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) bring you comfort
J. Miles Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about your Dad... he will be missed.
Dean and Rhonda (Carson) Baker Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM
So Sorry to hear of your Fathers Passing .....
Dean and Faye Hoff Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.
Kelsi Slaughter Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM
Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this time of remembrance!
Allen & Cindy Anderson Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your father.He, and all of you will be in our prayers.
Mike Walsh Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM
Elmer's Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. Find comfort in all who surround you and the wonderful memories that Elmer made for all of you. He was a kind and caring man, his absence will leave a void in many hearts. Hugs to surround you with strength and prayers to give you faith and courage. God bless all of you and God bless Elmer's memories! Don & Michelle Murray
Don & Michelle Murray Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM
Ellen- We are deeply sorry for your loss.
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