Richard "Dick" Teske, Janesville, WI (1949-2014)
August 13, 1949 - January 5, 2014
Richard “Dick” Teske, age 64, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Battle Creek, MI. He was born Aug. 13, 1949, to Donald H. and Betty (Klecan) Teske in South Haven, MI. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School, class of 1967. Dick married Dianne Stritof on Nov. 7, 1970. He married Katheleen Meisel on Sept. 29, 1990, in Beloit. Dick worked in his family’s business: Don’s Lawn and Garden Care Inc. and then started his own landscape and irrigation business in April of 1990. In 2005, he started truck driving and continued to run the family business part time. Most recently, he was driving for AG Trucking. His driving took him from California to Canada, and to the East Coast. Dick enjoyed John Wayne movies, was an avid reader, especially Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler novels.
Dick is survived by his wife, Kathy Teske; his daughters: Stacy (Erik) Smith of Denver, CO, Trisha (Drew) Campbell of Mesa, AZ, Samantha and Alison Teske of Janesville; grandchildren: Britney, Trevor and Megan Campbell of Mesa, AZ; his father, Don Teske; his brother, Mark Teske; and his sister, Carol Teske, all of Janesville; his father-in-law, Alvin Meisel of Beloit; great aunt, Dottie Grant of Grand Ledge, MI; nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Betty; and his sister, Susan Schultz.
Dick’s Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the BRIAN G. MARK FUNERAL HOME, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit, with Ryan Meisel officiating. Friends will be received on Friday at the FUNERAL HOME from 4 until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Teske family on our website.
BRIAN G. MARK Funeral Homes
1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit 362-2000