July 17, 1914-Aug. 28, 2007
NORTH PLATTE -- Freda M. Tesar, 93, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2007) at Linden Court in North Platte.
She was born July 17, 1914, in Hayes County to Claude and Grace (Fitzgerald) Palmer. She graduated from high school at Curtis, and taught at rural schools in Lincoln and Hayes counties for more than 20 years.
On April 14, 1937, she was married to Si Leu at Julesburg, Colo. He preceded her in death in 1948.
She married James V. Tesar on March 24, 1951, at Hayes Center. They moved to a ranch south of Dickens in 1959 and lived there until their retirement in 1979, when they moved to North Platte. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2007.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and various square dance clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a sister, Evelyn Griffiths; a brother-in-law, Jim Griffiths; nephew Mark Griffiths; and niece, Judy Griffiths.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Lana and Keith Lapp of Hayes Center, Dixie and (Kent) Eckhoff of North Platte and Randy Griffiths of Hayes Center; a brother-in-law, Bill Tesar of Northglenn, Colo. and a sister-in-law, Amelia Headrick of Imperial.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles L. Spence III officiating. Burial will be at the Hayes Center Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at
Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.