Teresa "Terry" DeSotel, 46, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at her home following a lifelong battle with diabetes.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, May 4, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Clayton George will officiate at the services. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Hertko Hollow Diabetes Camp in Boone.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving are two children, Jordan and Kaylee DeSotel; her parents, Dianna and Harvey DeSotel, and her significant other, J.R. Thomas, all of Anamosa; two brothers, Rob (Sara) DeSotel, Anamosa, and Josh (Jennifer) DeSotel, Coggon; four nephews, Rory, Ty, Dathan and Oswell; and her paternal grandmother, Phyllis Johnson, Monticello.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Tyler and John; maternal grandparents, Howard and Margaret Schellin; her paternal grandfather; and special friend, Janet Baftiri.
Teresa Lynn DeSotel was born Jan. 30, 1971, at the Anamosa Hospital, the daughter of Harvey L. and Dianna M. Schellin DeSotel. She graduated from Anamosa Community Schools in 1989 and continued her education at Kirkwood Community College. For a number of summers she worked at Hertko Hollow Diabetes Camp in Boone as a counselor. She was employed as a waitress at the Opera House, the Family Restaurant and Larry's in Anamosa.
Terry loved softball and worked often as a booster for the Anamosa girls' softball team.