John David Tesdahl, 50, of Mason City, IA, died Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Salvation Army Church, 747 Village Green Drive – Mason City, with Pastor Judy Converse of the First Lutheran Church in Northwood, IA officiating. Memorials may be directed to the John Tesdahl memorial fund in care of the family.
John was born January 22, 1967, in Fairmont, MN, the son of Clifford LeRoy Jr. and Darlene Thelma (Sandell) Tesdahl. He attended Mason City High School. John enjoyed cooking and worked as a chef. He also enjoyed working on his truck, socializing, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and watching NASCAR – especially Jeff Gordon. John recently celebrated one year of sobriety. He looked forward to receiving his tokens, celebrating each milestone. Both he and his family were very proud of his hard work.
John is survived by his mother: Darlene Tesdahl of Northwood; his siblings: Deann Lewman (Rex) of Rudd, IA, Linda Einertson (Troy) of Northwood, and Paul Tesdahl (Missy) of Rochester, MN; grandmother: Eleanor Miller of Lake Mills, IA and nieces & nephews: Jessica Lavanderos (Angelo), Jeremy Fletcher, Brandon Lewman, Alex Lewman, Jacklyn Einertson, Joshua Einertson, Josie Einertson, Jerod Gasper, Adrianna Bryant and Kylissa Tesdahl. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father: Clifford LeRoy Tesdahl Jr.; grandfather: Clarence Sandell; step-grandfather: Harold Miller; grandparents: Clifford and Margaret Tesdahl; 3 uncles: Garry Tesdahl, James Zilka and Allen Miller; and 3 cousins: William Tesdahl, Lonny Tesdahl and Tyler Gaul.