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Theresa Teerink

January 30, 1914 October 12, 2007
Theresa Teerink
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Worthington, Minnesota      Theresa Ketel Teerink, 93 was born January 30, 1914 in Bigelow, Minnesota.  She was the daughter of Lawrence and Minnie Starkenberg Ketel.  She grew up in the Bigelow area and attended school in Bigelow.  Theresa and John Teerink were married September 19, 1935 at Theresa’s home in Ransom Township, Nobles County, Minnesota.  After marriage they settled on a farm near Bigelow.  In 1941 they moved to a farm near Round Lake, Minnesota where they lived until 1946 when they moved to a farm north of Worthington, Minnesota.  Theresa was a life long member of the American Reformed Church in Worthington where she was an active member of the church.  She was a member of the “Mary and Martha Circle” for many years.  Theresa and John traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and even to Europe.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Theresa died on October 12, 2007 at the Countryview Manor in Sibley, Iowa.     Theresa is survived by one son Harold and his wife Celia Teerink of Worthington; two daughters; Mary Lou and her husband Larry Christian of Byron Center, Michigan and Carol and her husband Jerry Dirks of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers, and one sister.     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at 10:30 am at the American Reformed Church in Worthington with the Rev. Dave Poppen officiating. Casket bearers will be Darrell Teerink, Dale Teerink, Duane Teerink, John Christian, Gordon Christian, and Tim Dirks. Burial will be in the Ransom Township Cemetery near Bigelow, Minnesota.  Visitation will be held on Monday October 15, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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