A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Faye Marie Tesar, age 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2019, at home surrounded by family. She was born June 13, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, WI, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Tippery) Pitzer. She married the love of her life, Frank Michael Tesar, on January 23, 1960, in Prairie du Chien. Faye loved fishing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed a good cup of coffee while conversing with others and reminiscing stories and memories of the Fourth Ward.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank and their six children: Diane (Greg) Steger, Michael Tesar, Rebecca (Mark Johnson) Tesar, Kim (Dean) Zimmerman, Scott Tesar and Patrick Tesar, her brothers and sister: Leonard (Mickey) Pitzer, Helen Wilterdink, Jim (Yvonne) Pitzer, brothers in law Lloyd Biederman and Samuel (Carolyn) Tesar, 14 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. Faye was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Esther Pitzer, her brother Joseph Pitzer, sisters-Charlotte May Pitzer, Esther Biederman, Richard Wilterdink, Richard and Joanne Sheckler; a nephew Terry Sheckler and a grandson Jonathan Steger.
According to Faye’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. A family celebration of her life is being planned for a future date.
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