Teresa Ann Nuttelman
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