Thomas Eugene Tessendorf passed from this world on November 8, 2014. He is preceeded in death by his father, Aurther Tessendorf, and sister, Terry Sartain. He is survived by his wife Diane Tessendorf; daughters, Tabitha Lynn Pryor-Tessendorf and Debra Jean Tessendorf; grandchildren, Brianna Hadaway, Tristan Bowers, Ashlynn Pryor, Jax Bowers, Trinity Pryor; mother, Delores Sartain and husband Gerald brothers, Dennis Tessendorf and wife Gina, Doug Tessendorf and wife Glenna, Ronnie Sartain and wife Cindy, JR Sartain and wife Kati; Phyllis Terbovich and husband Bill, B.J. Krogmeier and husband Travis, Donna Tipton and husband Sam, Annie Clark and husband Gary; and multiple nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Petersen Funeral Home on Wednesday November 12, 2014 from 5-9pm. Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke’s Evangelical Church located at 808 E 6th in Newton on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 10:30 am. Memorials may be made out to the family.