NISSWA -- John A. Thelen, 69, Nisswa, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 5, 1930, in St. Cloud to Matt and Mary Thelen. He married Margaret Backes in June 1956 in Richmond. He was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Nisswa.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Nancy Shipman, Kathy Stalheim and Sharon Watland; four sons, John Thelen Jr., Michael Thelen, Robert Thelen and Steven Thelen; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Thelen and Gene Thelen; and two sisters, Fran Spanel and Kaye Fristoe.
Two sisters, Vi English and Rita Fox, died earlier.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Nisswa, with Father George Zeck and Father Seamus Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by Brainerd American Legion Post 255. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.
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