Dennis Tesch, age 70, of Milbank, SD, died on December 5, 2019, at Avera Health Milbank Area Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday and burial will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.
Dennis Carl Tesch was born on September 7, 1949, in Graceville, MN, to Earl and Luella (Schliesman) Tesch. The family lived in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota while Dennis was growing up. He graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1967.
In 2002, Dennis moved from Minneapolis, MN, to Corona, SD. He worked as a truck driver, on various horse ranches, and worked at The Pump in Milbank. Dennis worked for Serocki Trucking for 9 years then worked at Eastman Trucking until recently.
He enjoyed competing in sports such as softball, baseball, hockey, and football. Dennis also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, old Western movies, and loved horses: especially his horse, Bo.
Dennis is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Tesch of Minneapolis, MN; sons: Chad Tesch of Minneapolis, MN; and Elliott Tesch of Beardsley, MN; mother, Luella Tesch; sisters: Debbie (Bryan) Hulegaard of Little Falls, MN; Kim (Glen) Fryer of Milbank, SD; and Sandra (Delvin “Fuzzy”) Schuler of Corona, SD; along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father, Earl Tesch; sister, Karen Johnsen, and nephew, Chad Mielitz.