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Lloyd H. Tesch

Lloyd H. Tesch, age 84, of Watertown, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

He was born April 9, 1924, in Mayer, to Carl and Florence (Gongoll) Tesch.

Lloyd grew up and attended school in Mayer.

He married Arlys Bjork Oct. 20, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. Arlys preceded him in death Feb. 12, 1997.

Lloyd was the maintenance supervisor at the Watertown Hospital until it closed. Later, he and Arlys worked at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Lloyd was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, the Watertown Fire Department, and the Watertown baseball community team.

He loved baseball, gardening, and woodworking.

Lloyd is survived by his two sons, Kevin and Kathy of Lake City, and Steven and Erin of Hopkins; five grandchildren: Jason Tesch, Casey Carlson, Jeremy Tesch, Daniel Tesch, and Cory Tesch; and two great-grandchildren, Heidi Carlson and Winnifred Carlson.

He is further survived by five sisters; Grace and Walter Westlund of Mayer, Jane and Lesley Olson of Minneapolis, Elaine and Ron Nelson, Ila and Leland Nelson, all of Atwater, and Carol and Elmer Schuette of Howard Lake; and five brothers: twin brother Lowell and Shirlee of Winsted, Jim and Marge of Howard Lake, Gerald of Minneapolis, Carl and Lillie of Mayer, and Robert and Myrna of Royal, Wis.

In addition to his wife, Arlys, Lloyd was preceded in death by a son, Charles; a daughter, Dorothy; and a sister, Phyllis Bjork Raether.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, June 24 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Kenneth DeFor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Watertown Athletic Boosters.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.