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Brian Tesar

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MARION - Brian G. Tesar, 66, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home in Marion.

Brian was born on April 19, 1947, in Chicago, the son of George and Helen (Kristak) Tesar.

He married Roxanne D. Young March 26, 1977, in Homewood. She survives in Marion.

Mr. Tesar was a retired lieutenant for Illinois Department of Corrections, where he was also a teacher. Brian also taught at Chicago Public schools and formerly worked as a police officer at Crete.

Survivors include his wife, Roxanne D. Tesar of Marion; son, Kevin B. Tesar of Murphysboro; brother, Timothy Tesar of Oak Lawn; two sis-ters, Kristine and Jerry Leddin of Castle Rock, Colo., and Karen Burke of Bettendorf, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Terry and Kenneth Tesar; niece, Tammy Tesar; and nephew, Nicholas Leddin.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 13, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with Monsignor Thomas Flach officiating. Burial will be in Willow Hills Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to or a donation may be made to go toward planting a tree in Brian's yard to honor his memory. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home, 800 N Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, visit

Published in The Southern Illinoisan from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2013
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