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Grace S. Teslik

November 12, 1930 — August 10, 2023

Grace S. Teslik, 92, Rockford, Il., entered the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 10, 2023, surrounded by family at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center.


Born on November 12, 1930, Millvale, Pa., daughter of Ralph and Freda (Steuler) Perry. Grace married George Teslik, June 15, 1951, in Millvale, Pa. Grace was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Most importantly, she was a woman of great faith. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for many years. She loved reading and passed along this love to her children. She loved working as a school librarian at Alpine Elementary and Fairview Elementary, Rockford. 


She and her husband, George, were avid gardeners. Grace and George served on the advisory board of Young Life. She also volunteered at Swedish American Hospital for several years.


Survivors include son Mark (Heather Laird) Teslik, David (Gladys) Teslik, and daughters Freda (Donald) Manzullo, and Kimberly (Brad) Ball; ten grandchildren, Thomas Teslik, Neil (Danielle Kurtzleben) Manzullo, Noel Manzullo, Katherine (Devin) Manzullo Thomas, Allison (Kyle) Graham, Lynn (Chris Schuerman, Jacob Ball, Adam Ball, Eli Ball, and Annika Ball; four great-grandchildren, Lucas Manzullo Thomas, Parker Graham, Alena Graham, and Avery Manzullo Kurtzleben.


She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and her siblings, Ralph Perry, Mae Ruth Sheets, Janet Mills, Joan Druschel.


Celebration of Life to be held Monday, August 21 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 North Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61114. Visitation and reception will be held in Fairhaven Hospitality Court 3:00 to 4:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Fairhaven Christian Center. Arrangements by Fitzgerald, 1800 S Mulford, Rockford, IL. 61108.

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Celebration of Life

Monday, August 21, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center

3470 North Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61114

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Memorial Visitation

Monday, August 21, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center

3470 North Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61114

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Burial

Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery

6202 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108

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