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Laurel Jean Koff, 85, of Woodruff went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2016, while at home surrounded by her loving family.
Laurel was born July 3,1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She Graduated from Washington High School in 1950. Laurel worked as a secretary for the President/Vice President at Wisco 99. Laurel married Gerald (Jerry) Maechtle in October 1950 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Milwaukee . They had 3 children – James, Linda, and David. In 1956 they moved to Sussex where they lived in a 100 year old house on a beautiful garden lot. Jerry passed away in May of 1960. In 1961 Laurel married Harold (Harry) Teeselink at the Methodist Church in Sussex. Harry adopted Jim, Linda and Dave. Harry and Laurel had two children – Mark and Wendy.
Following Laurel’s childhood dream they purchased a Supper Club/Resort on Squirrel Lake in Minocqua in 1973 and named it Laurel and Hardies. After they sold the Supper Club in 1985 Laurel worked several jobs, with her last one at Howard Young Hospital in the dietary department. In 2002 Harry and Laurel moved to One Penny Place. Harry passed away in August of 2005. Laurel had many hobbies including knitting, playing cards, and painting. She made many beautiful paintings of birds, flowers, and outdoor scenes. Laurel loved visiting her family scattered throughout the country and state. She especially enjoyed her weekly visits with grandchildren, Chase and Cierra. She loved living in Northern Wisconsin including taking a road trip every year to see the Fall colors. In July of 2009 Laurel met Bill Koff at One Penny Place. They knew this was God’s plan as they enjoyed doing so many of the same things. They were married on Valentine’s Day 2010 at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Minocqua.
Laurel is survived by her beloved husband, William Koff; Children – James (Mary Lou) Teeselink, Linda (Mark) Safian, David (Michelle) Teeselink, Mark (friend Kris) Teeselink, Wendy (Michael) Hayman; Grandchildren– Jason Safian, Liana Safian (Thomas Wasieleski), Janelle Safian (fiancé Jacob McDonald), Travis Teeselink (Sydney Jones), Michaela Teeselink, Pierce Teeselink, Chase Hayman, Cierra Hayman, Victoria Teeselink, Alexa Teeselink, Tina (Kevin) Thomas; Great grandchildren – Simone Safian and Ryder Teeselink; as well as half-sisters, brothers, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16 at 3 pm, with visitation from 2 pm till time of service, at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, Hwy 70 W, Minocqua. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ministry Home Hospice Woodruff, or Rock of Ages Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com
NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.
Friday, December 16, 2016
2:00 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016
Starts at 3:00pm
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