Doris E. Teske
Doris E. Teske
Doris E. Teske, 90 of Scranton, passed away on June 10, 2016 at the West River Regional Hospital in Hettinger.
Funeral Services for Doris were at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Pierce Congregational Church rural Scranton. Pastor Mary Wiggins officiated with burial to follow in the Pierce Congregational Cemetery. There was a Family and Friends Service on Tuesday evening at the Krebsbach Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Doris was born at home on June 16, 1925, to Archie and Ellen (Powell) Stafford. She grew up on the family farm north of Scranton during the Depression. She loved being outside working with her dad. One of her jobs on the farm was to watch the turkeys and gather eggs. Her favorite pastime was to read. She attended high school in New England and boarded in town. She said she was scared until she saw the library. She quoted , “I was in heaven!” She graduated as valedictorian in 1942. Doris continued her education at the Dickinson Teachers College. She taught school for four years. She was an avid horsewoman and belonged to a group of young women called the “Pony Pals”. They enjoyed riding and made a few long distance trips to Medora, the Cave Hills, and Buffalo, S.D. On Nov. 26, 1949, Doris and Lloyd Teske were married in a double wedding with Gordon and Helen Teske at the parsonage in New England. They raised their four children on the family farm 17 miles north of Scranton. She was a member of Pierce Congregational Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Good Neighbor Garden Club, Pierce Women’s Fellowship and a birthday club. Doris worked on the Pierce Digest, was a 4H leader and a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed gardening, reading, horseback riding, counted cross stitch, bird watching and art, mainly painting and drawing landscapes and horses. In her later years she listened to many books on tape. She crocheted and knitted many afghans, baby sweaters and prayer shawls. After her 90th birthday she entered Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger where she resided for 10 months. At the time of her passing she was a resident of SWHealthcare Center in Bowman. Doris is survived by her four children, Jill (Mike) Miller, Fargo, ND, Neva (Larry) Morken, Warsaw, MO, Tamara (Bruce) Burke , Dickinson, ND and Laverne (Mona) Teske, Scranton, ND. Thirteen grandchildren Todd and Travis Miller, Jamie (Justin) Lundblad, Kim (Don) Border, Kelly (Jon) Dunn, Kari (Chris) Lathrom, Jeremy (Leanna) Morken, Ryan , Casey and Kevin Burke, Tera(Mike) Fried, Lea(Lucas) Doerr, Kyla (Jordan) Fisher. She had 9 great grandchildren Rylee Miller, Drake Lundblad, Doni and Sophia Border, Sawyer Lathrom, Colter Morken, Camdyn and Klay Fried, and Peyton Doerr. Brother Arden (Ginger) Stafford and sister Idel (Robert) Ruggles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd, and great-grandson Logan Lloyd Fried.
Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements.