Theresa Dyreson

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THERESA M. 'TESS' DYRESON, 83 ROCKFORD - Theresa M. "Tess" Dyreson, 83, died peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was born November 20, 1930, in Rockford to Leo and Mary (Waugh) Discoll. Tess was a 1948 graduate of Bishop Muldoon High School. She married Ralph E. Dyreson December 19, 1969, in Rockford. He predeceased her on March 14, 2002. Tess was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the OSF St. Anthony Medical Center Auxiliary. Survived by her daughters, Eileen Backes of Oregon, WI and Chris Peterson of Rockford; granddaughters, Molly Backes of Chicago and Megan Backes of Portland, OR; sister, Elizabeth "Biz" Greene of Pagosa Springs, CO; nephew, Denis (Jenny) Greene of Kansas City, MO; and nieces, Monica Greene (Cappy White) of Pagosa Springs, CO, Brigid Greene of Lake Weatherby, MO, and Kate Greene of Olympia, WA. Preceded in death by son, Rick Peterson; sister, Agnes Sullivan; nephew, Michael Greene; and niece Margaret Roland. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, in St. James Catholic Church, with Father Dean Russell officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. To share a memory or condolence, visit
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Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel
1001 SECOND AVE  Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 963-6521
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2014