Theresa Maria Walker-Rashleger born March 18, 1960, Sunset July 19, 2023. Daughter of Elizabeth Walker and Howard Walker (preceded her death). She accepted Christ at a very young age at Garfield Park Baptist Church.
After high school she completed the Certified Respiratory Therapist program at Malcolm X College. Prior to starting full time employment at Cook County Hospital Tessie took a few weeks to tour Europe (traveling was her passion).
At Cook County Hospital Tessie became highly skilled as a neo-natal respiratory therapist. She decided to combine her love for travel and her vocation and became a traveling respiratory therapist. This enables her to work and travel to places she dreamed of exploring.
After her parents began to experience some health issues, she decided to settle in Superior Wisconsin a short drive to her parents’ home. In Superior she became a Girl Scout Troop leader. She enjoyed the task of helping girls earn their merit bandages and selling hundreds of cookies. Additionally, she empowers the girls to be there very best and to find their own career paths in life.
Regularly laughing and talking on the phone with her mom and siblings and catching up on all the current family and friends’ events happen often. Upon finding out in 2000 she was legally blind there with no hope of the sight ever returning. Being self-sufficient was important to her. She enrolled into Mount Mary college took up dorms living because she needed another degree so that she could work and be self-reliant and blindness would not defeat her. In 2002 despite her being legally blind David ask her for her hand in marriage. On July 13, 2002, in the chapel of Mount Mary College they were married. They bought a home in the Milwaukee area. She earned her degree in Social Arts in 2005 She then began to work with senior in the Milwaukee area.
David and Theresa loved to travel and were avid football fans, but David loved Green Bay and Tessie loved the Bears. They can be described as the ultimate power couple. They loved each other deeply. They loved spending time with family and friends in Wisconsin and Chicago area. They truly demonstrated their love for Christ by how they loved each other and how they loved their family and friends. David died suddenly on December 6, 2022.Theresa became serious ill after his passing and remained in the hospital and passed away on July 19, 2023.
Tessie survivors are her mother Elizabeth Walker Warmack (Kenneth), and her siblings Maurice Walker, Marsha Jones, Joseph Walker, and Eva Joy Outlaw (Harvey), Lenor Walker (preceded in death), Cherly Ann Walker, Rachel Thomas (George deceased), Aunt Clotiel Mitchell; stepchildren: Dave Jr. (Adela), Christine Erhardt (Troy), Cyndi Listrom, and a host of cousin, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
We sincerely thank God for sharing Tessie with us for 63 years and David for the past 20 years and they are now together again.
The Family wants to thank you for all your thought, prayers, and gifts we received during their bereavements.
A Celebration of Tessie’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Creative Arts Center, 174 Highpoint Dr., Romeoville, IL. Arrangements were entrusted to Proko Funeral Home, Kenosha, WI.