George Theis, age 74, of Ulen, MN died Friday, February 10, 2017 in his home under the care of his loving family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
George Joseph, the son of Nicholas and Mary (Krpalek) Theis, was born on February 22, 1942 on the family farm near Ulen, where he was raised. He was united in marriage to Sandra Blumhardt on November 5, 1966 and the couple made their home together in the Ulen community for 50 years. George was employed with American Crystal Sugar for 47 years. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, gardening, and winters in Texas, but above all he cherished his faith and his family.
George's family would like to express a special thank you to the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Dr. Terstriep, Dr. Sticca, and the staff at Rosewood on Broadway for the wonderful care and support they offered through this journey.
George is survived by his wife, Sandy of Ulen; daughter, Theresa (Steven) Kadrie of Dilworth; four sons: Scott (Jill) of Ulen, Shawn of Crookston, Eric of Dilworth, and Nicholas (Erica) of Ulen; ten grandchildren: Jacob, Alyssa, and Jenna Kadrie, and Emily, Rylie, Olivia, Payson, Harper, Braelyn, and Brantley Theis; two sisters: Mary Ann Larson of Detroit Lakes, MN and Dorothy (Lonnie) Crabtree of Lake Park; and four sisters-in-law: Connie (Bud) Lundburg of Hitterdal, MN, Sylvia (Elroy) Haats of Wadena, MN, Judy Ludwig of Fargo, ND, and Marlyce (Larry) Kawalke of Audubon, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Nicole Kadrie; two brothers, Nick "Sonny" and John, one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bob Rud, a brother-in-law, David Larson; and his mother and father-in-law.
A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 15th at St. William Catholic Church in Twin Valley, MN. Visitation will be at the Anderson Family Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, with a Prayer Service beginning at 6:30pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home of Twin Valley. www.andersonfamilyfh.com