Michael Tetzloff, age 67, of St. James, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in St. James. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church with Father Thien Nguyen as celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 5-7 p.m., with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour before services at the church on Friday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in St. James. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Michael Tetzloff was born October 10, 1945 in St. Peter, MN, the son of LeRoy and Eva (Swanson) Tetzloff. Mike grew up in St. Peter and St. James. He graduated from St. James High School in 1963 attended MSU in Mankato for a year. He was united in marriage to Dianne Wedge on October 14, 1967 in St. James. The couple made their home in St. James where they raised their family and Mike worked at ST Industries until 2008 when he retired. Mike loved watching the MN Vikings, spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed going to classic car shows with his brother, pheasant and duck hunting, doing yard work, tending garden and playing cards.
Mike is survived by his wife, Dianne Tetzloff of St. James, children, Jeffrey Tetzloff of Shakopee, Monica (Curt) Rogers of St. James, Nichole (Sean) Schendel of Eagan, Todd (Prudence) Tetzloff of St. James, Tyler (Ashley) Tetzloff of St. James, grandchildren, Colby, Kendahl and Chase Rogers, Alex, Jacob and Allison Tetzloff, Miranda and Samantha Tetzloff, brothers, William (Jean) Tetzloff of Mankato, Robert (Barb) Tetzloff of Plymouth, and a sister, Roxie (Peter) Rodrigues of Mankato.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Brandon.