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Gina Tessendorf

January 2, 2016

Gina Michelle Tessendorf, 49, of Sedgwick Kansas passed on January 2, 2016 after a long battle with diabetes. She was born to Mary (DuFriend) and Greg Anthony on April 3, 1966. After graduating from Sedgwick High School she married Dennis Tessendorf in 1987. They had one son together, Anthony Joseph Tessendorf. Gina had a passion for gardening, loved antiquing and enjoyed cooking for her family. In 2014 a great joy was added to Gina’s life, her grandson Hunter. She cherished the time they spent together. She had a special relationship with her own grandparents, and always enjoyed being surrounded by her family members. Gina will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by father, Greg Anthony; grandparents, Jack and Ann DuFriend, Joseph and Hazel Anthony. She is survived by husband, Dennis Tessendorf; son, Anthony & wife Kendra Tessendorf; mother, Mary & husband Phil Coslett; grandson, Hunter Owen Tessendorf; brother, Joseph & wife Birgit Anthony and their children Josh, and Katelin; stepmother, Arlene Anthony; stepsisters, Julienne Corr, Denise McKinley; stepbrother, Kirt Coslett; aunts, Lou Sturm, Pat Walker and many other nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday January 5, 2016 from 5-9 p.m., with family greeting friends from 630-8 at Petersen Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Petersen Funeral Home. Memorial Suggestion American Diabetes Association.

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12 thoughts on “Gina Tessendorf

  1. I See The Reflection In Your Tears.

    I see the reflection in your tears of your broken heart
    and how you think we are gone
    forever and will always be apart
    Time will heal your heartache and your tears will fade away
    You will again feel my touch when you come my way
    You’ll touch my wings and your heart will heal
    It will be happiness that you feel
    I will again see your smile reflected in your tears
    We will be together again never wondering about the years.

    © Johnny L. Cyrene

    Our deepest sympathy, Johnny and Susie Cyrene

  2. Gina always accepted everyone, no matter what. She always saw the good in everyone and always smiled even through her ongoing pain and struggles she had a way of making you laugh and smile and saw the better side of life. We are honored to call her our friend and she is and will be greatly missed. It will be lonely without seeing her smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis, AJ, and Hunter and we love you.

  3. “We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents, or the country of our birth. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.” Gina led life to the fullest.


  5. I attended Sedgwick schools with Gina and worked with her at the Sedgwick Nursing Home when we were teenagers. We shared some good times together. She will be remember in my thoughts. May her family and friends be comforted with peace and the precious memories of her.

  6. You taught me the true meaning of “tough”, and “perseverance”.
    Be at peace, and pain free at last.

  7. My Heart Breaks For You all!! To Young!! She is Free No More Pain!! Flying with the Angels!!!

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about Gina’s passing but am glad she is no longer in pain and suffering. Gina so sweet and funny. She passed along a cookie recipe to me that I make every Christmas. It is in her handwriting and I think of her every time – and always will.

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