Obit: Theisen, Mary (1890 - 1977)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: THEISEN REIF NORTON WARD HELM JOHNSON BETTS
----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 09/07/1977; P. 17
Theisen, Mary (25 JAN 1890 - 7 SEP 1977)
Loyal, Clark County, Wis. - Mrs. William F. (Mary) Theisen Sr., 87, of 209 Central St. in Loyal, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Loyal. Her son, the Rev. Jerome Theisen, O.S.B. of St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rinka Funeral Home in Loyal. The Parish Council of Catholic Women will conduct a rosary at 2 p.m. and a prayer service will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The former Mary Reif was born Jan. 25, 1890 in Reiff Mills where she received her education. She was married to William Theisen Sr. June 14, 1910 in Kellnersville.
After marriage they lived in Milwaukee for 10 years, moving to Loyal in 1920 where they have lived since. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1960. Mrs. Theisen was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic church and its ladies aid.
Survivors include her husband, five sons, Leo of Orlando, Fla., William of Loyal, Ray of Eau Claire, Dr. Charles Theisen of South Milwaukee, and the rev. Jerome Theisen, O.S.B. of Collegeville, Minn.; five daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Eleanore) Norton of Park Forest, Ill., Mrs. James (Florence) Ward of South Milwaukee, Mrs. Fritz (Mary) Helm of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jerome (Betty) Johnson of Eau Claire, and Mrs. Homer (Barbara) Betts, Kirtland, Ohio; one brother, Otto Reif of Manitowoc; 34 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
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