John Nicholas Theis

Died: Fri., May 23, 2014


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., May 29, 2014
Location: Ss. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Thu., May 29, 2014
Location: Ss. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church


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North Mankato resident, John Theis, 76, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Mankato.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

John was born December 1, 1937 in Ulen, MN to Nick and Mary (Kvepaleck) Theis.  He grew up and attended school in Ulen.  On August 9, 2008 he married Vi Mayer at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND.  John was a supervisor in the sugar industry in North Dakota, Minnesota and Hawaii.  He enjoyed fishing, Vikings football, Yankees baseball, NASCAR racing, and following his grandchildren’s activities.  John was a devout husband, father and grandfather, and Christian Catholic.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

John is survived by his wife, Vi; sons, John (Michelle) of Champlin, MN, Ryan of Herzliya, Isreal; daughter, Dana (David) Christianson of Fairmont, MN; step daughter, Jackie (Tim) Tveter of Waconia, MN; grandchildren, Shannon and Alexis Christianson, Noah and Elizabeth Theis; step grandchildren, Abbie Van Kempen, Kelly and Katelyn Olson; brother, George (Sandi) Theis of Ulen, MN; sisters, Mary Ann Larson of Detroit Lakes, MN, Helen Rud of Fargo, ND, Dorothy (Lonnie) Crabtree of Audobon, MN; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Nicholas “Sonny” Theis.

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Mary Stevens
   Posted Thu May 29, 2014
Extending prayers and sympathy in the loss of John. I worked with him and always had stimulating conversations. A polite kind hearted man.


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