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Teresa R. Ferrington, 85

Teresa R. Ferrington

Teresa R. Ferrington, 85, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Teresa Rose, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Mary (Bussert) Schmitz, was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Faribault, Minnesota. She graduated from Bethlehem Academy in 1949, then went to work at the Blooming Prairie Bakery where she met the love of her life that summer. She married Neelan Ferrington on July 25, 1950, in Faribault. She loved to cook, bake and grow things on the family farm north of Blooming Prairie. When the kids were older, she worked at local restaurants using her cooking skills until Neelan retired. The two of them wintered in Arizona and took several cruises until Neelan passed away in 2010.

Teresa is survived by her children, Mary (William) Bussert of Faribault, Stanley (Lynne) of Keister, Minnesota, and Kenneth (Krys) of Otsego, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara (James) Dusbabek of Garrison, Minnesota; brother, John (Rosemary) of Waterville, Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Schmitz of Faribault; along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Mary Schmitz; husband, Neelan Ferrington; son, Daniel Ferrington; sisters, Helen Glidden and Clarice Ann Federly; brother, Charles; granddaughter, Lisa Bussert Cole; and several other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Bixby, Minnesota. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.