Marjorie Lee Corrine (Hollerud) Teasdale
February 12, 1933 – September 7, 2021
Marjorie Lee Corrine (Hollerud) Teasdale, 88, of Waukesha, passed away suddenly with all of her family by her side on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Marjorie was born on February 12, 1933, in Glenwood City, to Edgar and Camilla (Nelson) Hollerud.
Marjorie grew up on a farm near Glenwood City and trusted Christ as her Savior when she was young. She wanted to serve the Lord in her life and began playing the piano for the Hersey Community Church at the age of 12. After high school, she graduated from Normal Studies and taught in a one-class school for a year. Then she married Rev. Glen H. Teasdale on June 16, 1953 in Hersey, Wis.
For the next 56 years, she served alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife and housewife for a year in Park River, North Dakota; nine years in New Lisbon, Wisconsin; and over 40 years in Waukesha. Glen and Marjorie arrived in Waukesha in 1964, where Glen was the first full-time pastor of Faith Baptist Church. Marjorie has assisted in ministry in music programs, leading youth ministries, and leading ladies’ Bible studies for many years. In 1976, the church opened the Waukesha Christian Academy. Marjorie, a talented pianist, played the piano and organ for church services, gave piano lessons at home and at the academy, and also gave many music lessons at school.
Additionally, Marjorie was an excellent cook and loved to cook. She made buns for Sunday dinners, coffee cakes for fellowship moments during ladies’ Bible studies, and cinnamon twists for everyone who came to church on the Sunday before Christmas. Her pastry skills will not be forgotten by those who knew her.
Marjorie’s other loves included traveling to see loved ones across the country, watching her children and then grandchildren participate in sporting events (volleyball, football, and basketball), as well as singing and playing instruments. at church, take care of her flowers in and around the house and watch the Packers, Bucks, Brewers and Badgers on TV with her sons and other friends.
Marjorie’s greatest love, however, was for people. Of course, she loved her family (children, grandchildren and especially her greatchildren), but she was also a friend to everyone she met at church or in the neighborhood. She loved to go to church and be with God’s people. She greeted everyone with warm greetings and a big smile, and everyone who knew and loved her will be sadly missed.
Marjorie is survived by her children: Karen Teasdale, Donna (Gerald) Goessel, Eileen (Gregory) Neu, John Teasdale and David Teasdale, all of Waukesha; his five grandchildren; his four great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Larsen of Carlock, Ill ..; and other relatives and friends.
Her parents precede her in death; her husband, Glen in 2012; his brother, Dennis Hollerud; and her sister, Eileen Tjelta.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers in Marjorie’s name can be made to Faith Baptist Church or Waukesha Christian Academy and are greatly appreciated.
Marjorie’s funeral will be on Wednesday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 3250 Summit Ave., Waukesha. Interment will follow at Mukwonago Baptist Cemetery, 1610 Honeywell Road, East Troy. Visitations will be on Tuesday, September 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time, all at the church.
For those who cannot attend, those who wish to share a keepsake or those who simply wish to sign the guest register online, please visit: www.thelenfh.com. Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie / Genesee, 262-392-4251, is honored to help the Teasdale family.