Theresa M. Teachman, nee Barrette

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Theresa M. Teachman, nee Barrette, 64, a resident of Carol Stream, Ill. since 1989, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 31. 

She was born July 30, 1952 in Prairie du Chien, to John Henry and Margaritte Barrette.

She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1970. She moved to Baraboo, working for Teel Plastics. In 1980 she moved to Wheaton and worked for Greater Europe Mission. She met Mark Teachman at a singles ministry at Christ Church of Oakbrook in 1984. They were married on May 31, 1986. Their son, Kyle, was born in 1990. 

Her faith was an important part of her life and she was quick to share with everyone she met. She was active at Bridgeway Community Church where she worked as office administrator from 1999 until 2009. She volunteered at Outreach Community Center and in 2010 began working there until her illness in 2015. She has been an active member of Crossroads Community Church since 2010, working with AWANA, Women’s Ministry and Hospitality.

She enjoyed genealogy, photography, wildlife and birds. In her younger years she was a very good bowler and played softball. She enjoyed traveling, a highlight being a 2013 trip to Israel and her 1980 missions trip to Italy.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Teachman; son Kyle (Ashley Salman); brothers, Joseph Barrette and Ralph (Linda) Barrette; sister, Mary Barrette and nieces, Lisa and Tammy and nephew, Jon. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, 1N100 Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Outreach Community Ministries, 122 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton, IL 60187.

Family and friends may sign a guest book at For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.


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