Funeral service for Dwight Everett Teske, 70, of Mandan, will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Killdeer with Pastor Dorothy Stein officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation for Dwight will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Killdeer.
Dwight passed away May 2, 2023 at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND.
Dwight Everett Teske was born December 12, 1952 to Philip and Lois (Bang) Teske. He spent most of his childhood years in Indiana and Maryland. Dwight graduated from Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland and then continued his education at the University of Maryland where he received a bachelor's degree in Water Resource Management and Agronomy. After graduating from college he began working in the oilfield, however, it wasn’t until he started working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that he found his true passion for work. Dwight worked at a number of locations throughout his thirty years with the NRCS. Spending his working days outside visiting with people all around the state was the favorite part of his career.
In 1987, Dwight married Lonnie (Overby) and they were blessed with two children; Brennan and McKell, who were his greatest joy and always his first priority. Later he became a grandfather to Grady (2017) and Edynn (2018), both of whom sparked a new kind of love in his life. He truly loved spending time with them and teaching them all about life. Dwight will be deeply missed by his family.
Dwight had a strong passion for nature; you could always find him outside working in the yard with the family dog by his side or deer-hunting with loved ones. After his retirement in 2013, he enjoyed traveling throughout the US and to multiple countries. Dwight had a big heart for helping others, always putting everyone’s needs before his.
Dwight is survived by his children, Brennan Teske and McKell (Trent Landis) Teske; grandchildren, Grady and Edynn; brother, Brian (Ann) Teske; sisters, Lynnae (Chris) Finseth and Debbie (Billy) Wedin; partner, Christine Kempf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Lois, and a sister, Pam.
Memorials can be made to Mule Deer Foundation or Oakdale Cemetery.