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Denise TeKrony

The funeral service for Denise TeKrony, 59, of Garvin, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Garvin Congregational Church in Garvin.  Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Tracy.  Visitation will continue on Monday, one hour prior to the service, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Garvin Congregational Church.  Interment will take place at the Bethel Cemetery in Garvin.  A recording of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com.

Denise Marie Christensen TeKrony was born on September 26, 1962, in Tracy, MN, to Dennis and Marilyn Christensen.  She grew up on the family farm near Garvin, MN, where she developed a lifelong love for plants and animals.  She attended school in Garvin and Tracy.  Denise was active in 4-H and the Garvin Congregational Church.  She graduated from Tracy High School and Southwest State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  She spent her entire career as a Tax Accountant and enjoyed working with her clients.

On June 10, 1995, Denise married Sylvan TeKrony and moved to their farm by Clear Lake, South Dakota.  Later, they moved back to her grandparent’s farm near Garvin.  Denise went to be with Jesus on March 15th, after a short, hard battle with pancreatic cancer. Denise had a heart of gold and she was always thinking of others.

She is survived by her parents, brother Scott and his wife, Julie; nephew Drew and his wife Kayla and boys Tommy and Mark; niece Kelsey; nephew Jay; mother-in-law Henrietta TeKrony; sister-in-law Joey Elenbaas and family; brother-in-law Norm TeKrony and family; brother-in-law Arlan TeKrony and family and aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved dog, Brownie.  She was preceded in death by her husband Sylvan, her father-in-law and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

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Our sympathies to Christensen and TeKrony families. We were classmates of Denise at THS. Blessed be her memory.

Amy and Steve Carter Mar 23 2022 12:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise TeKrony

Amy and Steve Carter Mar 23 2022 12:24 PM

So sorry to hear of Denise's passing. I'm sure things were never the same after Sylvan's passing. They were a great couple together and Denise was the greatest thing that ever came into Sylvan's life. I enjoyed her frankness, sense of humor, and sarcasm. She was a kind and caring person.

Tim Begalka , Clear Lake, SD Mar 20 2022 12:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise TeKrony

Lori McCoy Dagel Mar 19 2022 2:45 PM

Our sincere Christian sympathy Denise was a sweetheart

Lois Keizer Mar 18 2022 6:36 PM

Sending prayers to Denise's Family

Scott and Julie Sanow Mar 18 2022 12:40 PM

Marilyn, Dennis, Scott and family,
So sorry for your loss of Denise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God give you the strength to find peace.
Our deepest sympathy,

Kevin and Mary Jo Henkel Mar 18 2022 10:28 AM

So sorry to hear of your daughter's death prayers are being said

Sharon Haugen Mar 18 2022 9:27 AM

We are so sorry for your loss of Denise. Know we are thinking of you with Sympathy and Prayers.

Bonnie & Larry Buysse Mar 17 2022 11:56 PM

Denise was my niece because of love. I live in Michigan and I visited Sylvan's parents from time to time. It was fun when Denise and Sylvan would stop over. She would always mail copies of pictures she had taken, It was a joy to know Denise. May God give you comfort at this time and in the time ahead.

Nell Hollenbeck Mar 17 2022 9:20 PM

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