Muskego – Theresa A. (nee: Maier) Bengston, 52, joined her beloved husband Mark in eternal life on Saturday, November 14, 2009, following a tragic automobile accident.
She was born on January 4, 1957, daughter of Frederick and Marguerite (nee: Blommel) Maier. In 1975, she graduated from Walden III. She worked as a seamstress at the Nimble Thimble, before returning to Gateway Technical Institute where she achieved a 4.1 grade average and received her drafting degree. Employed at We Energies for the past 25 years, she truly loved her job and considered her co-workers as an extended family.
On November 22, 1985, she married the love of her life, Mark Bengston. They resided in Milwaukee, eventually settling in Muskego, WI, where they created a beautiful woodland wildlife habitat of their yard. Theresa loved gardening, camping, hiking, boating, fishing, enjoyed the great outdoors and spending time with Mark, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark; parents, Frederick and Marguerite Maier; father-in-law, Clifford Bengston; and infant nephew, Ian. Survivors include her brothers, Tom Maier and Greg (Michelle) Maier; sister, Joann (Gary Van Eperen) Maier; mother-in-law, Doris Bengston; sister-in-law, Marlene (Gary) Skovsted; brother-in-law, Miles (Mary) Bengston; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Theresa’s Life will be in the funeral home on Friday, November 20, 2009, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Friday from noon until 1 pm.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000