Therese A. Reisinger

Therese A. Reisinger

There is a little less sparkle, a little less glitter in the world today. Early on September 1, 2017 Therese (Tessie) Reisinger passed away with family at her side.
Tessie was one of a kind. She loved anything that sparkled and was often seen sporting a hat, extravagant clothing and exquisite jewelry. It was easy to spot Tess at Sunday Mass as she was the one under a lavish hat, singing with immense joy and emotion. But what truly defined Tess was her internal spark – her love of Big Jim, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her passion for the family business; and her ongoing enjoyment of life. Anyone who knew Tessie and Big Jim knew them to ‘work hard and play hard’. They were a pretty good team at running things and had a knack for entertaining family, friends, and business acquaintances. They especially loved entertaining on their houseboat on the St. Croix River. Tessie and Big Jim moved from their country home in Farmington to Brackett’s Crossing in Lakeville in 1988. Tessie’s final residence was Highview Hills in Lakeville where she had a view of the hill where her childhood farm once stood and could hear the bells of the Catholic Church – both brought her great comfort. Tess may have physically left us, but the sparkle and glitter of her life will remain here in this world long after we say our last goodbyes. “She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.”
Tessie is survived by her five children, Jim Reisinger and his wife Paulette, Margaret (Peg) Lawrence, Sharon Reisinger; Julie Johnson and husband Peter, and Jayne Harris and husband Frank; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and her sister Kathryn Barger.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Anna Hauer; her husband James G. Reisinger; three siblings, Mary Hauer, Ambrose Hauer, and Helen Sauser; and her son-in-law Jay Lawrence.
A funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday September 7, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville. A gathering of family and friends was held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday September 6, 2017 at White Funeral Home in Lakeville and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to All Saints Catholic Church or the Alzheimer Association http://www.alz.org/
White Funeral Home
Lakeville 952-469-2723
www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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