William H. “Billy” Teska passed away at his home on July 21, 2013, after a short and courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a born on July 17, 1962, in Winona, to William C. and Mary Lou (Zieman) Teska. He was a 1980 graduate of Winona High School.
Billy grew up across from Bass Camp, where he hunted, fished, and trapped when he was young.
He worked at Winona Monument for ten years, TimberRoots/UBC for five years, and at Anderson Memorial in Rochester for nine years until he became ill. He was a sandblaster, and worked on many different projects. A special project to him was the Rochester Veterans Park, working with his boss and friend Jeff Anderson.
Billy enjoyed hanging out with family and friends, his flower gardens, and sports. He also enjoyed a good Def Leppard concert.
He is survived by his life companion of 25 years, Deb Lande; son, Justin, of St. Charles; granddaughter, Alayna Teska of Stockton; mother, Mary Teska of Winona; sister, Cynthia (Bill) Steidtmann and their sons, Ethan and Andrew of Winona; sister, Sue (Joe) Zapf and their sons, Joshua and Christopher of Texas; maternal grandmother Ila Zieman of Winona; Deb’s mother, Bev Skelly; Deb’s sister, Kathy Skelly and her son, Shawn; Deb’s daughter, Amber Koenig and her daughters Lily and Dakota; Deb’s son, Billy Lande; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Billy would like to remember special friends, Jeff Rose, Georgene, Greg, Fred, Buzzy, Mike and Renay, and everyone at Anderson Memorial.
He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Teska; maternal grandfather, Francis Zieman; paternal grandparents Herb and Ella Teska; aunts and uncles; and special friends Nora and Mark Davidschoffer.
Billy will be remembered for his loving and gentle nature and for keeping his faith in God even when he became terminally ill. Billy donated his body to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center.
Please share a memory of Billy, sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.