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Ken TeSelle


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Ken TeSelle Obituary
Estes Park resident Ken TeSelle died doing what he loved most, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was 73 years old. Kendell Allen TeSelle was born February 27, 1944 in Holland, NE. His parents were Wendell and Velma (Birt) TeSelle. Ken received his Bachelor's Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. On August 21, 1965 he married Audrey (Hietbrink) in Holland, NE. After working for six years at the University of Nebraska, Ken and the family moved to Reading, PA, where he spent the remainder of his career as the Executive Director of The Children's Home of Reading and he served on many boards and community organizations. After Ken's retirement, the couple moved to Estes Park, CO where they have been active in the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Ken has served on many committees and the Church Session. He was also active in the Rotary Club of Estes Park. He was a Hikemaster at the YMCA of the Rockies, a member of the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation Board, and a volunteer at Rocky Mountain National Park. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, of Estes Park and 2 sons, David, and Michael (Mary Beth), and his beloved grandchildren MacGregor, Quinlan, and Nicholas (Cole) whom he adored. He is also survived by his sister Marjorie Ostic. Ken is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Wanda. Ken's Life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts go to the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation or to the PCCR Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Ken's family.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Sept. 1, 2017
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