Teresa J. Tesdahl
June 8, 1951 - July 27, 2021

Teresa J. Tesdahl

Teresa J. Tesdahl
Jun 8, 1951 - Jul 27, 2021

Teresa J. Tesdahl
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Teresa Tesdahl, age 70, of Traer, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Westview Cemetery, 9446 Bishop Road, LaPorte City, Iowa. Condolences may be expressed online at

Teresa Joanne (Hilton) Tesdahl was born June 8, 1951, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Harold J. and Darlene M. (West) Hilton. She attended Washington High School in Vinton, Iowa, where she graduated with the Class of 1969.

On October 11, 1969, Teresa was united in marriage to Floyd "Randy" Tesdahl at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two children, Deena and Scott.

For nearly 40 years, Teresa worked as a newspaper production manager in both Iowa and Texas. She began her career at the Vinton Live Wire and continued at the Mansfield News Mirror when the family moved to Texas in 1984. She retired in 2001, and returned to Iowa in 2008.

Teresa enjoyed many hobbies throughout her lifetime, including adult softball, bowling, knitting, and fishing. She treasured time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Randy; two children, Deena (Angela) Kinnard of Boone, and Scott (Andrea) Tesdahl of Marshalltown; eight grandchildren, Nick Tesdahl, Jon Hendrix, Skyler (Skielar) Hendrix, Michael Tesdahl, Hannah Hendrix, Addisen Tesdahl, Savannah Tesdahl, and Alyssa Tesdahl; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Adryan Hendrix; and one step-great-grandchild, Preston Murphy. She is also survived by three brothers, Daniel (LuAnn) Hilton of Newhall, Steve (Mary) Hilton of Vinton, and Bret Hilton of Vinton; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Teresa and her family.


Nancy Hendricks on Aug 13, 2021

She was a special person. She touched so many people with her smile, her positive attitude, and she had a heart as big as a dish pan. She will be missed.

Scott tesdahl on Aug 13, 2021

I love you so much mom and miss you... the girls said they love you so very much.. we will miss your vid chats daily and phone calls... you will never be forgotten and always loved... you will always remain in my heart till we meet again mom always and forever love

Pam & Ken Hilton on Jul 29, 2021

CandleWishing you all the strength and comfort through this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Teresa will be dearly missed by all! She was such a joy to be around. God Bless. Ken & Pam Hilton

Shirley on Jul 28, 2021

One of the most positive and loving people I've ever known. She loved to laugh, and always had smiles and hugs for everyone. We will miss her. Condolences to her family.



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Westview Cemetery
9446 Bishop Road
LaPorte City, IA, United States 50651
11:00 AM
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Westview Cemetery, 9446 Bishop Road, LaPorte City, IA 50651.

Memorial services are being planned for a later date, with inurnment in Westview Cemetery, LaPorte City, Iowa.

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

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