Teresa L. Blake


Teresa L. Blake, age 50, of Parkers Prairie, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at St. Cloud Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich and vocalist, Jeff Roste.

Visitation is 2-5 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service.

Teresa Lynn was born on May 28, 1972, to Milo and Janice (Metag) Kroeger in Glencoe. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Teresa graduated from Glencoe High School in 1990. Following her education, she started working at Starkey Labs in Glencoe making hearing aids. She met her future husband, Jeffrey Blake, at a friend’s graduation party. They were united in marriage on March 12, 1994, at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Together they farmed outside of town, and Teresa continued to work at Starkey’s. They were blessed with their daughter, Courtney on July 22, 1994. In September of 1998, they moved to Alexandria. They were blessed with their son, Bailey on March 9, 1999, and Teresa stayed at home to raise the children. They moved to Parkers Prairie in 2007, where Teresa has enjoyed watching sporting events, fishing, crocheting, and golf carting all over town. She was known as being the most selfless, caring, and loving person that would do anything for anyone. She was lovingly known to many as “Mama Teresa”. Overall, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Milo Kroeger; daughter, Courtney Dunn; mother-in-law, Darlean Brinkman; father-in-law, George Blake; brother, Paul Kroeger; uncles, Gary, Larry, and Terry Metag; aunts, Tammy Herrmann and Lois Herrmann; grandparents, Alvin and Hazel Guenwaldt and Adelina Kroeger; cousin, Monty Huntington; along with aunt and uncle, Sandra and Cliff Illig.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 28 years, Jeff; son, Bailey Blake of Parkers Prairie; mother, Jan Kroeger of Parkers Prairie; three grandchildren, Landon Blake, Adalyn Steidl, and Brooks Dunn; brother, Marc (DiAnn) Kroeger of Engelwood, Florida; nephews, Luke Kroeger of Florida and Trevor (Erika) Kroeger and their children, Conrad and Greta Kroeger all of Columbia, Maryland; brother-in-law, Mark Brinkman of Glencoe; sister-in-law, Peggy (Jorge) Leon of Seminole, Florida and niece, Isabella Leon of Florida; “adopted son”, Trey Thompson; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins from around the United States.

Honorary urnbearers are Trevor Kroeger, Luke Kroeger, and Isabella Leon.

Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services,

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