Tessin, Stella, Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Tuesday July 3, 2012 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities. Age 90 years. The daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Lampert) Pasterz, Stella was born on March 13, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. She was married to John Tessin, her husband of 63 years, on Nov 26, 1942. He predeceased her on July 2, 2006. Stella's hobbies included sewing, quilting, playing cards, tending to her flowers and vegetable garden, and playing bingo. She loved spending time with her family and going shopping. Surviving are three sons, two daughters and their spouses, Larry and Laurie Tessin, Northport, Michigan; John and Beverly Tessin, Draper, Utah; Nancy and Harvey Brown, Corona Del Mar, California; Dennis and Shirley Tessin, Romeo, Michigan; Joy Tessin and Randy Falkenberg, Freeland, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Anna, Adam, Kayla, Tom and Eric Tessin, Allen Brown and Chad Falkenberg; two great- grandchildren, Benjamin and Joslyn; many dear nieces. Stella was preceded in death by two brothers, Ignace and Roman, and by her identical twin sister, Bess Franz. Stella’s family would like to thank the staff at Shattuck Manors for taking care of Stella for over five years. Funeral service will take place on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Walter David will officiate with entombment in Roselawn Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Thursday from 1:00-7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association. www.snowfuneralhome.net