Jeffery Lane Teslow, 47, of Ossian, formerly of Decorah, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 2, from 3-8 p.m. at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, and one hour before services at the church Friday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson as the officiant. Inurnment is at a later date. Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian is helping the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left with graufuneralhomes.com.
Jeff was born Nov. 25, 1966, in Decorah, to Nathan and Ruby (Hesse) Teslow. He graduated from Decorah High School with the class of 1986. Jeff was united in marriage to Brenda Lansing April 28, 2001, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. Jeff worked as a custodian at Decorah Middle School and at Glenwood Lutheran Church, Decorah, for many years. He enjoyed tinkering with things, gardening, working on his computer and landscaping with his wife. He will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Teslow; Ossian; his mother, Ruby Teslow, Decorah; one brother, Bernard (Janet) Teslow, Decorah; one sister, Sherri Teslow, Decorah; his father-in-law, Richard Lansing, Ossian; his in-laws: Joyce (Philip) Waters, Hudson, Sandra (Alan) Lamborn, Nashua, Glen (Angie) Lansing, Postville; several nieces and nephews; a host of many other family and friends and his dog, Casey.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Nathan Teslow, in 1993 and his mother-in-law, Madelyn Lansing, in 2013.