Wayne Ernest Tessener

September 30, 1924March 6, 2019

Wayne E. Tessener September 30, 1924 - March 6, 2019 Wayne E. Tessener, 94, passed away at his home in Arlington after a short illness on March 6, 2019. He was born in Fort Worth on September 30, 1924 to Wiley and Jennie Tesseneer. Wayne started working at Southwestern Laboratories in Fort Worth while he was in high school. He served as an Army medic in Hawaii during WWII, and then went on to the University of Texas. After attending UT for a couple of years, he returned to Southwestern Laboratories for the rest of his career. While in Austin, he met his future wife Marie Hill in a dance class. They had been married for 37 years when she predeceased him in 1987. He was also preceded in death by his sister Elva Tinsley and his nephew Jim Tinsley. Wayne is survived by his children, Jon (Laura) and Julie (Susan); grandson Joe Tessener; and niece Chyrl Marquez. Although he faced several health challenges from his early 30's on (his very own series of unfortunate events), Wayne was, at heart, a glass-half-full kind of guy. He almost always seemed happy, popping back up and moving on each time life knocked him down. He will be missed.


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