Jeffery Dennis Tesdal, age 65, died February 22, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
Jeff was born in Dickinson ND to Almon & Florence Tesdal. He was raised in Anaconda MT and later moved to Forsyth MT with his second family including Maynard & Muriel Fulton, brothers Tim & Leroy, sisters Ellen & Alicia.
Jeff married his wife of 35 years, Colleen Franzen, on June 25th, 1983. They moved to the Helena area in 1986. Jeff gained employment at the MT Department of Revenue and retired after 29 years in June of 2018, as a Computer Systems Analyst. His favorite activity to pass the time was golfing, but he also greatly enjoyed hunting & fishing. He was a football fan loyal to the Denver Broncos. He loved spending time with his large family and dogs.
He is survived by his wife Colleen Tesdal, daughter Stacy Kosik, daughter Lisa Tesdal, granddaughter Katherine Kosik, Brother Almon (Rose) Tesdal, brother Russell Tesdal, sister Renee Tesdal, sister Peggy (Gary) Boschee, sister Gail Sutton, brother Charles Tesdal, and sister Regina (Leroy) Stuart. Extended Family – brother Leroy Fulton, brother Tim Fulton, and sister Alicia Fulton-Fritz. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, which he loved equally, although it is still disputed to this day who his favorite is, much to his delight.
He is preceded in death by his father Almon Tesdal, mother Florence Rosella Tesdal, father Maynard Fulton, mother Muriel Fulton, brother Gene Dwayne Tesdal, brother Dennis Jeffery Tesdal, sister Ellen Fjelstad.
The family would like to thank Dr. Wiener and the entire staff at the Cancer Treatment Center, and the entire staff on the Oncology floor at St. Peter’s hospital for the care and compassion they provided.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Rocky Mountain Federal Credit Union in his wife Colleen Tesdal’s name to help with final expenses. You can make your donation at either branch, but please be sure to tell the bank representative to “share a comment” and leave your name so we know who it came from. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Jeff.