Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL


Arvid V Tessing

March 31, 1927January 20, 2020

Arvid V Tessing, 92, of Chicago, passed away at home on January 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Louise neé Scire of 45 years, father to Nina (Craig) Mizushima and Sabrina Tessing; grandfather to Kristin Mizushima. He was the only child of the late Arvid Fredrick and Elvi Tessing. He was a World War II veteran who received commendations to include a Purple Heart and Bronze Stars. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northwestern University and Masters of Science in Visual Education from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design. He was the owner and creative director of Tessing Design and taught graphic design at a collegiate level. He was also the president of many graphic design organizations as well as an activist in the community. He and Louise were world travelers and also visited forty-seven of the fifty-one states. He was a phenomenal photographer who enjoyed illustrating and sometimes painting or film projects. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to the Glenview New Church may be made in his name with the link provided below. A memorial service and reception will be held in his honor on March 28, 2020 at 2pm. Please RSVP (acceptances only) to TESS46@comcast.net for more information.


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Arvid V Tessing

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