Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL


Teresa H Tetzlaff-Thompson

April 2, 1962March 21, 2020

Tetzlaff-Thompson, Teresa H. "Terri", 57, of Chicago, Illinois passed away suddenly, Saturday, March 21st in her home. She was generous, kind-hearted, and very resourceful. She loved her grandsons, Colin and Christopher, more than anything.

Teresa, known by many as Terri, was a proud South-Sider and a Chicago sports fan with her favorite teams being the White Sox and the Blackhawks. Terri was an avid music fan who enjoyed listening to the Chicago Blues and her favorite artists included Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Santana, and Journey. Terri was an astounding pool player, ranking in and part of official APA. She frequented local lounges for her pool league, Linda's Side Pocket, Steve's Lounge and the Big Block. Terri was employed with Apex Oil for many years.

Terri is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Thompson, and her two beloved grandsons, Colin Patrick and Christopher Liam. Along with many cousins and life long friends who loved her dearly. Terri was predeceased by her mother, Helen M. (Lynch) Tetzlaff and her father, Herbert Patrick "Herbie" Tetzlaff.

A Remembrance Gathering to celebrate and honor Terri's life will be held in Chicago after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Arrangements entrusted to Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director) 773-586-7900.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to her grandchildren's future college funds.


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Teresa H Tetzlaff-Thompson

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Ellen Boese

April 7, 2020

Liz your mom was the sweetest person I known. I remember her your dad and grandma Helen were at our wedding. I also went to her wedding with Brian and found out she was pregnant with you. I'll remember the talks I had with her and texting her back and fourth. She was always kind to me. I'm really going to miss her. I'll keep you Colin and Christopher in my prayers.

Jill Henrichsen

April 6, 2020

Dear Liz,
I am so very sorry on the great loss of your wonderful mom. She was so kind and funny!
Blessings to all of her family and friends. I will miss her 😪

Susan (Sue) Bieszczat

April 6, 2020

Terri and I were friends for a long time, over 30 years. We had a lot of good times together. Will miss her, sending condolences to Elizabeth, her boys, and Terri's extended family. I'll remember all the concerts, and sporting events we attended, and many other places we went together.

gabrielle montenegro

April 6, 2020

My deepest sympathies to her daughter and grandsons. Been many years I had seen her, we were brought together by the Blackhawks, both of us being avid fans, spent many time together, win, lose or draw. I was very sadden to hear the news, I remember her as the fun loving and laughing Terri and I know she is doing that still in heaven. Rest in peace...….

Cathy Zimmerman

March 23, 2020

I grew up right down the street from Terry my sister Barbara was friends with her. I remember her being fun-loving laughing and we always had fun together. She definitely was the force of nature. Terry you’re going to be missed in the world is going to be a sadder place now that you’re not in it. To her children and family my heart and prayers are with you.