September 23, 1941 - April 6, 2022
Major Dagnatchew Tessema was the son of the late Grazmatch Kassa Wolde Ghiorgis and Woz. Asegedetch Tessema and raised by his grandparents Kegnazmtch Tessema Wolde Michael and Woz. Tisseme Wolde Giorgis. He was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He attended the Alliance Francais elementary school and Taferi Mekonnen High School. After finishing high school he attended Harrar Military Academy where he graduated with rank of Lieutenant and served in the Imperial Body Guard for 11 years moving up to the rank of Major. Dagnatchew was married to his wife Laketch Enkoselassie for 50 years. They came to the United States where he enrolled and graduated with his Bachelor’s from the University of Kansas. They then moved to Washington DC and graduating where he earned his Master’s from Howard University and became a Ph.D Candidate in Economics. He was employed with Austin Energy and CPS Energy in San Antonio where he served as an Economist and ultimately retiring from both. Dagnatchew’s grandest accomplishment was his family. Being a kind and dependable husband, father, and grandfather was of the utmost importance to Dagnatchew. He was well known for his accomplishments however it was his larger-than-life personality that most will recall. He always enjoyed the company of family and friends sharing in stories and laughter. His most enjoyable past time was being in the presence of his grandchildren. The amount of joy and bliss the kids brought to him was reflected in the smile he kept on his face while watching them. That same smile is forever embedded in our memories. He is survived by his wife Laketch and his children Mesky and Aaron, and his granddaughters Liya and Laila. A special thank you to the friends and family near and far for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Mission Park Funeral Chapels for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dagnatchew's name to Dingle Mariyam EOTC on Zelle: [email protected] or to St. Raguel ETOC on Zelle: [email protected] The Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Fred J. Tips Mausoleum Chapel located at the rear of Mission Burial Park North, 20900 IH 10 North. The Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Cemetery.
Major Dagnatchew Tessema was the son of the late Grazmatch Kassa Wolde Ghiorgis and Woz. Asegedetch Tessema and raised by his grandparents Kegnazmtch Tessema Wolde Michael and Woz. Tisseme Wolde Giorgis. He was born and raised in Addis Ababa,... View Obituary & Service Information
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