Tekla Christine Schmeusser

CLARK COUNTY, Wash. — Tekla Christine Schmeusser, 72, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020, in Battle Ground, Washington.

Tekla was born on November 26, 1947, in Hancock. She graduated from Hancock High school in 1966.

Tekla married Karl Schmeusser on January 5, 1974, in Calumet. After their marriage, they resided in Clark County, Washington. Enjoying 46 years of marriage.

Tekla’s greatest joys were her Christian family, and her Christian friends. She was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Tekla was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Flora Hendrickson; and sisters, Joanne and Luella.

Tekla is survived by her husband, Karl of Ridgefield, Washington; and 11 children, Hans (Michelle) of Woodland, WA, Sharon (Jason) Bergmann and Carrie (David) Kysar of Davenport, WA, Hollie (Kevin) Rose of Vancouver, WA, Eric (Jessica) of La Center, WA, Heidi (Jay) Nelson of Duluth, MN, Jenny (Ross) Pekkala of Palmer, AK, Kurt (Angie) of Battle Ground, WA, Lori (Erik) Lee of La Center, WA, William (Melina) of La Center, WA and Thor (Gina) of Kalama, WA along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tekla is also survived by sisters, Irene, Lil, Cecile, Kathy, Sandy, Sharon, Gretchen; and brother, Joe.