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Teresa Ann Nuttelman

February 25, 2020 | 16 comments

If you’re reading this, it means I am finally taking a rest. I have lived a wonderful life full of love, adventure, and fun. I have experienced many exciting things and met a lot of interesting people.  I have been blessed with an abundance of wonderful family and friends. I was always telling my husband how much I enjoyed and appreciated my life, and I was so grateful for all the things in it. I am so happy that I took the time to savor and appreciate all the little things! I loved nature, being in the garden, canoeing with James and Leo, the sound the breeze makes as it blows through the poplar trees, the cottonwoods that grow so big and provides us with our shade, my magical ginkgos.

I had adventures, I traveled, and I met interesting people. I loved all my jobs in the field of education and the people I worked with. I took chances and danced in the rain. I lived life passionately!

I am one of the people who will finish life sliding in with chocolate in one hand and a latte in the other, or maybe a martini.

The glass was always half full-

I witnessed miracles and feel fortunate to have learned many things from my grandchildren. How I love my grandchildren!

I was blessed to have lived with dogs who were exceptional friends and companions. Leo was a constant comfort during my illness and last days.

The celebration of life was June 17, 2017 at Fox Hollow. Thank you to all those who were able to share in that joyous evening! While we should do it daily it was fun to have a special moment to acknowledge it. I am glad I did it when I did. Spend time with your loved ones – live and celebrate life!

– Teresa Nuttelman

Teresa Ann Nuttelman, 63, formerly of Barre Mills, passed away on February 24th, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James Seeger, daughters Mathea and Susan, stepdaughter Mallory, grandchildren Harrison and Mayven, sisters Diane Batzel, Bonnie Armstead , Vicki Schwichtenberg, Rhonda Rabbitt, and Lori Spencer.

A big thank you from our family to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice team who cared for Teresa during her months at home after cancer treatment ended. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital 6th floor nurses who cared for Teresa in her final days. Both took the time to know Teresa and her life and cared for her respectfully and lovingly.

Thank you to everyone who offered support and love during this difficult time, we appreciate each and every one of you.

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”  – The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Donations can be made in Teresa’s name to: Gundersen Medical Foundation Hospice https://www.gundersenhealth.org/services/hospice/support/ for donation instructions or Livestrong https://www.livestrong.org/

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska

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  1. Rachel Seeger Feddersen

    My sympathy to you, James and Rhonda. God be with you as you mourn.

  2. Gregory Berge

    My sincere condolences. My wife is currently on day 33 with her latest bout bout of AML cancer.

    • Jeanne Bahr

      T will be missed by everyone, she had the kindest heart ❤️ and soul. She will be dancing in heaven for sure. Robert and I sending love to the entire family.

    • Pat and Jan Dovenberg

      Our deepest sympathies James and family! May you find comfort in all the cherished memories! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Alicia Meyer

    Rest in heaven the dancing queen of the family. You truly were a beautiful soul; one of a kind. We will miss you!

    • Carla murphy Dvorak

      You are now free.dance like you have never danced before, You will be missed by all, someone that special can’t be. Deepest sympathy to the entire family

  4. Karen Nordstrom

    My sincere sympathy to you James & family. Teresa was a wonderful lady, may she rest in peace.
    Karen Clements Nordstrom

  5. Rita (Sweeney) Richmond

    I always admired you- as a young neighbor -looking up to you from afar. I your illness- you had such grace and strength it made me admire you all the more. I know Heaven will be celebrating you and your beautiful soul forever

  6. Karen Willinger Rolandi

    My deepest sympathy James and the rest of Teresa’s loving family. May you

    all bask in the sweet memories you had together. Teresa was a gentle soul,

    rest in peace my dear.

  7. Evangeline Robinson

    Praying to the Lord for comfort, strength, healing and peace for your family…

  8. Jeanne & Robert

    Robert and I are sending our love to the entire family. T had the kindest heart and soul, she will be dancing in heaven for sure. Deepest sympathy to all.

  9. Jeri Rose

    I only knew Teresa a short time through our DPI Coach work. The one word that just comes to mind about her is SURPRISE. She surprised me with her humor, her insights, her life stories. Its like she sneaked up on you with all this good stuff. I wish I had known more of her and want her family and friends to know how much she was appreciated by people who were not that close or have the longevity you have. Take good care.

  10. Laurene Thompson Anderson

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.

  11. Lill twining

    My deepest sympathy to your family. May you dance in the rain.

  12. Candice Brieske and family

    Our sympathy and love to the Seeger and Nuttelman families with the loss of dear Teresa. She was a beautiful, strong, loving woman. I can see her dancing with the angels in her white gown. Hugs and love from Candice Brieske and family

    • Jeff and Sue Miller

      Jeff and Sue Miller and family, Scott, Heather and Tori Price.
      We are sending our deepest sympathy and love to both the Nuttleman and Seeger family. What a beautiful soul too soon gone. Theresa can forever dance with the Angel’s now. Until we meet again to share a dance we will remember you with love and always a smile. Looking forward to seeing that beautiful smile again. Love always!
      The Millers


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