Gina Michelle Tessendorf, 49, of Sedgwick passed on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, after a long battle with diabetes.
She was born to Mary (DuFriend) and Greg Anthony on April 3, 1966. After graduating from Sedgwick High School, she married Dennis Tessendorf in 1987. They had one son together, Anthony Joseph Tessendorf. Gina had a passion for gardening, loved antiquing and enjoyed cooking for her family. In 2014 a great joy was added to Gina?s life, her grandson Hunter. She cherished the time they spent together. She had a special relationship with her own grandparents, and always enjoyed being surrounded by her family members.
Gina will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by father, Greg Anthony; grandparents, Jack and Ann DuFriend, and Joseph and Hazel Anthony.
She is survived by husband, Dennis Tessendorf; son, Anthony and wife Kendra Tessendorf; mother, Mary and husband Phil Coslett; grandson, Hunter Owen Tessendorf; brother, Joseph and wife Birgit Anthony and their children Josh, and Katelin; stepmother, Arlene Anthony; stepsisters, Julienne Corr and Denise McKinley; stepbrother, Kirt Coslett; aunts, Lou Sturm, Pat Walker; and many other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, with family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Petersen Funeral Home. Memorial suggestions are to the American Diabetes Association.