Tessmer, James, age 71, passed away peacefully at home December 4, 2014. Devoted husband of 50 years to Geraldine ‘Gerri’. Beloved son of the late Geraldine E. and Melvin Tessmer. Son-in-law of Lawanda and the late Nelson H. Davey Sr. Loving father of Colleen (Keith) Dickey, Kathleen (D. Michael) Esper, Joanne (Christopher) Shea and Jennifer (Benjamin) Ostrowski. Proud grandfather of Alex, Sarah, Cameron, Caroline, Connor, Ethan and Emily. Dearest brother of Melvin (Bonnie) Tessmer and Gayle (Frank) Antonelli. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends.Owner of Tessmer Book Bindery in Mount Clemens, retired from Honeywell/Wang. Visitation will be held on Monday at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors (N.W. corner of 18 Mile and Ryan) from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church. Mr. Tessmer will lie instate from 9 a.m. until Mass at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family would like donations made to Henry Ford Hospice (Macomb Team) or Mary’s Children Family Center www.maryschildrenfamilycenter.org. Please share memories at: mandziukfuneralhome.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Dec. 7, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book "I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. He was a wonderful..."- Sandy Johnston Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of James Tessmer Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for James Tessmer Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=james-tessmer&pid=173379573&fhid=20971