In Memory of

Teresa Ann Mesenbrink

November 6, 1950 - October 13, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA
Teresa Ann Mesenbrink, the daughter of Gus J. and Pauline (McManigal) LaScala, was born on November 6, 1950, in Sioux City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City, where she attended school and graduated from Heelen High School. Teresa went to work as a CNA at Community Memorial Health Center. She enjoyed being able to care for the elderly.

On July 2, 1998, Teresa was united in marriage to Ron Mesenbrink in Cherokee, IA. They made their home in Royal, IA before moving to Cherokee in 2016. Teresa worked as a CNA at Sunset Knoll Nursing Home in Aurelia for several years. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, fishing, and Christmas and the Holidays. She had a soft heart for animals and enjoyed her numerous pets over the years. Teresa had many fond memories of spending time in the Black Hills.  She cherished every moment she was surrounded by family and friends.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Teresa passed away at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 68. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Pauline, and an infant granddaughter, Ellianna.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ron Mesenbrink of Cherokee ; children, Lisa Blazek of Spencer, IA, Todd Bennett of Spirit Lake, IA, and Tony Bennett of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Blake and Jett Blazek, Mackenzie, Gabreille, Trinity, Weston and Ethan Bennett, as well as a new grandchild coming in the Spring; her siblings, Paula (Randy) Rhea, Dan (Karla) La Scala, Steve La Sacala, Joe (Pat) La Scala, and Jenny (John) Klemish; nephews Cory (Kaitlyn) Kreisel and Jess (Lacy) Kreisel; in-laws Pat (Peggy) Mesenbrink; her faithful dogs, Ace and Buddy.
Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Eric Wright
Tony Bennett
Todd Bennett
Cory Kreisel
Jesse Kreisel
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace"
"Rock of Ages"
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:37 AM
“Tony and family, you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loving mother! She was a beautiful lady who will be watching over all her children and grand children everyday!

Love always
Wade and Brenda
(Ashley’s Mom and Dad)”
- Wade and Brenda Jepsen
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:37 AM
“Lisa and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know this has been a long battle for you as the caregiver for your mother. May God wrap his arms around you and your family. Please know that she is in the loving hands of God now and resting in peace. Thinking of you, Nancy K. ”
- Nancy L Ketcham
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