Theresa Dinslage, 97, of Dodge, formerly of West Point, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 15 at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery at Aloys with lunch following at the GACC Cafeteria. Visitation will be from 12:00pm to 6:00pm with Christian Mothers rosary at 1:30pm and a Vigil Service at 6:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of thank you notes, a memorial will be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Theresa Agnes Steffensmeier was born December 16, 1921 on the home place near Olean to Bernard and Julia (Renner) Steffensmeier. She grew up there and attended Sacred Heart Academy through eighth grade. Theresa worked as a nanny for area families in addition to helping with the farm. On June 9, 1949, Theresa married Leonard Dinslage at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Olean. The couple farmed on the Dinslage family farm near Aloys where Theresa raised chickens, ducks, and milked cows. After Leonard’s death in 1982, she moved to town and worked at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in housekeeping for 25 years.
Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. Theresa loved her flower and vegetable garden. She was also known for her delicious horn rolls and her embroidery.
Survivors include her son Don Dinslage of Wakefield; daughter Julie (Jim) Wiese of Clarkson; grandchildren, Mary (John) Whittemore, Steve (Jenny) Wiese, and Teresa Wiese; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Mallory, Dottie, and Abbie Whittemore and Tyler, Hanna, and Charlie Wiese; brother, Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier of Cedar Rapids; sister, Agnes (Bill) Hunke of West Point; and sister-in-law, Ann Steffensmeier of Howells. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; grandson, Kevin Wiese; brothers Al, Nick, Herman, George, Vincent, Wilfred, Norbert, and Walter; and sister Caroline Kempf.