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Dorothy "Dottie" Ellison Tessler

September 8, 1933 — April 7, 2022

Dorothy "Dottie" Ellison (Kolb) Tessler, 88, of Huntersville, North Carolina passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022.

She was born September 8, 1933 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to the late Harry Kolb and Dorothy Kanaga Kolb. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Ginny Asplund.

Dottie enjoyed traveling, dancing, gardening, and cherished her pets.  She also had an affinity for sports cars. She loved her family above all and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dottie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Martin "Marty" Tessler; daughter, Suzan Mischer (Don) of California; sons, Chuck Reed of Michigan, Douglas Reed (Mary) of Pennsylvania; Craig Reed of Ohio, and Britt Reed (Mary) of Ohio; seven beloved grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers, Vicki Horton Roach and Laura Huntley.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dottie's memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.  Please make a notation with your contribution so Dottie's family may be notified of your kindness and generosity.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the Tessler family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at


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