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Franklin W. (Bud) Tesch


1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Franklin W. (Bud) Tesch Obituary
Franklin (Bud) W. Tesch 1922 - 2013 Frank was born in Schofield Wisconsin on August 26, 1922, one of seven children born to William & Helen Tesch including Muriel, Darrell (Butch), Joann, Nancy, Robert and Dawn. Frank joined the US Army May 1941 and was initially stationed at Schofield Barracks with the 25th Infantry in Hawaii. After the air attack on Pearl Harbor and Schofield Barracks on December 7, 1941, the 25th Infantry moved to beach positions for the defense of Oahu concentrating on Honolulu. Following this defensive position and with added intensive training, the 25th moved to relieve Marines at Guadalcanal in November 1942. Frank continued his service in the South Pacific including areas in New Georgia, New Caledonia and New Zealand until the end of 1944. Frank was very proud of his service to our country. After demobilization in June 1945, Frank returned home to Wausau Wisconsin in late 1945 where he soon met his wife to be Ruth Schulz. After their marriage they moved briefly to Phoenix Arizona and then relocated to Bakersfield in 1948. Frank and Ruth raised three sons, David, Anthony and Michael at their home in Bakersfield. Frank briefly worked for the Bakersfield Police Department before joining the US Postal service where he was a letter carrier for over 30 years in Central and East Bakersfield. Frank and Ruth were married over 60 years until Ruth's death in September 2008. Frank passed away in Bakersfield California June 1, 2013 and is survived by his sisters Dawn and Nancy his three sons, David, Anthony and Michael, three grandchildren, Megan, Stefanie and Samantha and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Services will be held graveside in Bakersfield at Greenlawn Cemetery on River Blvd, Tuesday June 11 at 9:00 am. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from June 9 to June 11, 2013
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