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In Loving Memory

Tesi, Margaret Frances (nee Hesse)

Born March 26, 1925. Passed away on May 21, 2024. Loving wife of the late Guido Tesi for 66 years 1949-2015. Dearest daughter of the late Francis Frederic and Margaret Mary Hesse (nee Leonhardt). Dear sister of the late Juanita Marie Cook (nee Hesse) and Mary “Cassie” Catherine Nicolay (nee Hesse). Beloved mother of Carol Ann Tesi (Paul Merrell), Nancy Jane Tesi (Dave Patton), Patrick Allen (Alice) Tesi, Michael Guido (Julie) Tesi and the late Margaret Louise Eichkorn (nee Tesi) and Robert M. Eichkorn. Our dear grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 26, great great grandmother of 2.

Margaret was a dedicated wife and mother to her loving husband and five children. She loved her family and was always excited to spend time with them. Through the years, her interests were playing her piano, singing, sewing, cooking and baking. Margaret’s real passion was interior decorating, keeping a beautiful home, and collecting various items of interest. She never missed a chance to play bingo and visit the Casino at which she was very lucky.

Services; Visitation will be held at Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Tuesday 5/28 from 4:30 until service at 6PM. Service will conclude at the funeral home with a private interment at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.


4 thoughts on “Tesi, Margaret Frances (nee Hesse)”

  1. Mike Julie, Carol Paul,Pat Alice Nancy Dave John Bobbiy and Brett. Margaret was a strong, loving, independent and proud woman who became my best friend and like a second mom for the last 5 years that she lived at Brewster. You have all been in my prayers the past 16 months as she struggled with declining health. I will continue to pray as we all grieve her loss.

  2. Mom, with her elegant fashion sense, stylish bob, and remarkable jewelry , still turned heads whenever she entered a room. She never looked her age with her beautiful features, sensational skin, and subtle makeup techniques, but she proudly admitted to each and every one of her 99 years. She was a homemaker extraordinaire with the instincts of a professional interior designer, able to pull together any living space by mixing furniture styles, color, rugs, artwork, and accent pieces with exquisite breathtaking results. Mom was an involved mother who encouraged education, responsibility, and independence and was appreciative of all her children’s accomplishments. She was an interesting conversationalist, a good listener, and a dispenser of valuable advice. We developed a special treasured relationship, a friendship like no other, through our innumerable lengthy phone chats, and I would give anything for one of her
    signature “love ya” sign offs. Grief breaks one’s heart wide open, and her passing has created a deep chasm in my heart. Her loss is simply immeasurable.

  3. How lucky am I to have had my grandma until my age of 58 years old. Grandma Tesi has been very important to me my entire life. She was always a young grandma and took great interest in us as grandchildren. I can remember when I was young, my friends would think she was my aunt.

    Grandma always had a youthful appearance. She took care of herself which undoubtedly contributed to her long life of 99 years. She always told me that I inherited her genes. I sure hope she’s right. 🙂

    When mom died in 2017, it left a big hole for my brothers and me. Orphans, we were.. But at 92, grandma stepped in and worked hard to fill that hole. She was always so good to check on us and to make sure we were OK. I only hope she felt the same as we tried hard to take care of her, in our mom‘s absence.

    It is already strange to know she is no longer with us. I have voice recordings on my phone from when she left messages in the past. It’s great to hear her voice and remember just how much she cared. We love you grandma and will miss you dearly. May you rest now. Grandpa and the other special family members and friends in heaven have been waiting patiently for you.

  4. I am so saddened to hear her of Tesis passing I met her at brewster place as I am a housekeeper and I used to clean for her she was always so sweet and so appreciative in all us housekeepers would do will miss her


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