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“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: william smyth - waterford, MI

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“He was there always for me he was my father figure and i've been going through hard times and dad i miss you come back to me please i love you so i...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: william smyth - pompeii, MI - son

“he was a very great man and took care of me and loved fishing and hunting and playing with me ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: William Smyth - Waterford, MI

5 of 21 | Posted by: William Smyth - Waterford - son

“i miss u dad rip ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: william smyth - pompeii, MI - son

“So sorry wish I could have made it, but I didn't get the info soon enough. Love you so so much Rick and Lillian....(248)-755-2308 ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Rick - Hartland, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Steven and Tracie Burgess - Brant, MI

“Cathy and Willy; I was sad to hear the news of Perry's death. He was a good friend to Butch, visiting him often. I'm sure Butch and Johnny are...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: sue m mates - Ithaca, MI

“sorry to hear about your lost he will be missed all of us realy enjoyed talking to him joe like to talk to him about hunting and getting tips from...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Betty,Richard Burgtorf &family - MI

“Cathy and William, I am so sorry for your loss. Perry was such an enjoyable person to work with. He always had a smile and a positive attitude. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Madden - Tavares, CA

“To the family of Perry Tesner: I want to express my deepest sympathies for you and your family. Although I did not know Perry personally;...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Janette Sullivan - Kansas City, MO

“Dear Cathy, William and family -- It was with great sadness that we learned of Perry's passing today (never did get used to calling him Gene). I...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Doc & Monica Ritchie - Corunna, MI

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My husband Mike always spoke fondly of Perry. It meant a lot to me when he came to Mike's funeral last Jan. If there is a...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Gillett - Bellevue, MI

“Our hearts break to hear this, Gene, Cathy, and William have been a part of our family for as long as I can remember...He was a great guy, always...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa Miner - MI

“We are so terribly sorry for your loss. May God Bless and be with each one of you. Mike & Jody ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Mike and Jody Gault - Orlando, FL

“Kathy,Willy & The Whole Tesner Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Perry was a super friend to many. He'll never be forgotten in the hearts of...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Debi Shadowens - webberville, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Tesner family. Perry was a great friend of my dad's. He was there when dad fought and lost his battle with...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Amy Coe - Webberville, MI

“you will be missed uncle gean ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: mike Gault - shepherd, MI

“So sorry to hear about the loss of a wonderful friend and neighbor. My heart goes out to Cathy and William and to all the Tesner family. May God...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Mona Tugan - Pompeii, MI

“We were very saddened to hear Gene had passed away. He will be greatly missed. He was such an easy going, fun loving, and caring guy. Truly one of...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Josie Shelly and Family - Gaylord, MI

Perry Eugene Tesner, age 56, of Pompeii, MI died Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at Sparrow Clinton Hospital, St. Johns, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Troy Braman will officiate. Burial will take place at Avery Twp. Cemetery in Atlanta, Michigan at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes. Perry was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 21, 1955, the son of William Robert Tesner and Irene (Brumlow) Tesner. He was a graduate of West Iron County High School class of 1975. After being together 22 years, Perry married Catherine Lee (Smyth)Tesner in 2001. He worked as a Car Hauler, most recently for Jack Cooper Transportation until his retirement in 2010. Perry enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, camping, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, loved the outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of NRA, and Teamsters Local #580. He is survived by his wife Cathy Tesner of Pompeii, MI; son William Smyth of Pompeii, MI; brother Dennis and Trish Tesner of Croswell, MI; sister Sue and Rick Gault of Chandler, AZ; brother David and Chris Tesner of Capac, MI; sister Linda and Greg Pomeroy of Forest Lake, MN; sister Mary Barthelemy of Elk River, MN; and sister Judi and Dave Siegienski of Coconut Creek, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Robert Tesner. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, Michigan.

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