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Meredith Tessmer – 48

Meredith Marie Tessmer, age 48, of Gaylord passed away Tuesday, March 30th at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Services were held Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. The Rev. James King officiated.

Meredith Marie Tessmer was born on April 18, 1972. She was the daughter of Gerald and Judy (Henchel) Tessmer. Meredith was baptized as an infant on April 30, 1972, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 4, 1986. She received her education in Gaylord, and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School Class of 1990.

Meredith was employed as a waitress in Belle Plain, Minnesota. She was known for her ability to start up a good conversation, topping off your drinks, and stirring up a good laugh. Meredith was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Meredith enjoyed camping, fishing, and most importantly, spending time with her two boys and granddaughter, family, and friends.

Meredith is survived by mother, Judy Tessmer of Gaylord; sons, Cody Tessmer of New Auburn and Andrew Shanahan of Colorado; granddaughter, Legacy Tessmer, sisters, Melanie Blais (Craig) of Mankato, Monica Tessmer (Lee Montanye) of Gaylord, Melissa Tessmer (Scott Becker) of Gaylord, Marcy Soeffker (Mark) of Gaylord; special friend, Jason Strand of Waconia, and many nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives.

Meredith was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Tessmer.