McKala Minor

McKala Minor

September 23, 1985 - October 25, 2009

Age: 28


Of all of her accomplishments in school, being a cheerleader and a member of the competition squad was the highlight of high school. McKala graduated from Pawnee High School in 2004, receiving a cosmetology license from Meridian Technology one year later.

McKala enjoyed owning her own salon and serving her clients. Anyone that knew McK and her creativity realized she had found her true love in being able to use her many talents in the flower shop with the perfect “Boss.”

McKala and J.D. Tessmann were married Sept. 13, 2008, and they too, were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Halli Rae Tessmann, on June 4, 2009.

Halli brought joy and life to everyone she touched. The highlight of her week was attending Stillwater Bible Church. She loved to sing and dance. She also very much enjoyed her gymnastic classes and most importantly cheerleading with her mom as her coach. Halli was such an outstanding vibrant girl who was never afraid to express her attitude with gusto, in her hot pink heels.

Halli went to be with our Lord on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hand in hand they came back to bring her momma to be with her in heaven for all eternity Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.