In Memory of

Theresa Ausmus

October 4, 1961 – May 31, 2014
Hinckley, Minnesota

Theresa loved to read, she still checked out books at the library. She found joy in putzing around the house, always finding a project to do (and seldom finished one). She would spend hours on the telephone and loved having deep, heartfelt conversations with family. She loved music, mainly country with Charley Pride, Don Williams & Martina McBride being some of her absolute favorites. She would sing around the house to the radio and loved watching RFD TV. As she became more comfortable with technology, she became addicted to YouTube and Wikipedia, constantly googling musicians, actors and singers. She loved to play Bingo Blitz on Facebook and often messaged family and friends. Theresa had many jobs through the years, but her most prominent and fulfilling one was working with her husband, Dan. Together they built other people’s homes, creating friendships with their clients & taking pride in their craftsmanship.

She has helped 66 people ranging in ages from 13 to 89 years old from 21 states throughout America. For a woman who often let her fear of the ‘what if’s’ keep her from traveling, knowing her kind spirit is all over the US is an amazing feeling.

To say that Theresa was family orientated would be an understatement. Her family was her life. She was protective of her family and was always checking up on her kids. She instilled many things in her children’s lives and was adamant that they had respect for others and had pride in all they did. Theresa was a loving, caring, genuine, sincere and fun person. She would make time for anyone and would go out of her way to make you feel special & important. She was always looking out for other’s interests and was a very giving soul. So much so, that in her death she gave others life through organ, eye & tissue donation. Her kind spirit will live on in 60 tissue recipients, 4 organ recipients & 2 cornea recipients.

Her absence is felt every day, she was so loved!