Lenus Edward Thelen

M, (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
Lenus Edward "Leny" Thelen, 1932 - 2012. Photo from the Carroll Daily Times Herald.
FatherMathias Thelen (March 11, 1902 - June 7, 1987)
MotherPhilomena Boes (October 7, 1906 - October 7, 1991)
Name Variation Lenus Edward Thelen was also known as Leny. 
Birth*3 April 1932He was born on 3 April 1932, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Mathias Thelen and Philomena Boes
Marriage*2 July 1951Lenus Edward Thelen married Jean Marie Schelle, daughter of Charles Gregory Schelle and Mary Ann Goecke, on 2 July 1951, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Father J. P. Hausman performed the ceremony.1 
Death*23 January 2012Lenus Edward Thelen died on 23 January 2012, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 79. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Lenus "Leny" Thelen
Lenus “Leny” Edward Thelen, 79, of Carroll, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson and Father Peter Nguyen concelebrating. Friends may call at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by the parish. Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery at Breda.

Organist will be Barb McDermott, and John Wagner will sing as will the Holy Spirit Choir. Lector will be Carmen Ludwig. Gift bearers will be grandchildren Alena Thelen, Melinda Thelen, Sydney Thelen, Emerson Thelen, Natasha Thelen and Carson Thelen. Mass servers will be Brandon Baumhover and Elise Berg. Casket bearers will be Bryan Neary, Brandon Neary, Leigh Neary, Nathan Thelen, Wes Thelen, Matt Thelen and Jordan Thelen.

A memorial fund has been established in Leny’s name, and memorials may be left at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born on April 3, 1932, at Breda, he was a son of Math and Philomena (Boes) Thelen. Leny grew up in Breda and attended St. Bernard’s grade school as a boy and graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in 1949.

He was married to Jean Schelle on July 2, 1951, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda with Father J.P. Hausman as celebrant. The Thelens have lived in Carroll since 1961.

Leny was a longstanding and loyal employee of Farner-Bocken Co. He was personally hired by Bill Farner, founder and president of the company, and worked in the beverage sales department for over 42 years, retiring in 2004.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and was well-known as one of the most avid fishermen in the area. Leny was always interested in showing others the art of fishing, and he taught many people how to fish. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting and spending time with his family. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he was a member of the Men’s Club and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of Carroll Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife Jean of Carroll; two daughters: Shirley Neary and her husband Dan of Omaha, Neb., and Karen Phillips and her husband Jim of Carroll, four sons: Ed Thelen and his wife Linda of Spirit Lake, Marty Thelen and his wife Sue of Carroll, Rob Thelen of Carroll, and Tony Thelen and his wife Sheila of Des Moines; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step-great -grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters: Elsie Hausman of Carroll, Merlin Thelen and his wife Lois of Marble Falls, Texas, Lois Vogt and her husband Dennis of Omaha, Neb., Myra Stangl and her husband Don of Carroll, Janet Overgaard and her husband Al of North Carolina, Allen Thelen and his wife Louella of Carroll, Wayne Thelen and his wife Sarah of Marble Falls, Texas, Delmar Thelen of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Nancy Pudenz and her husband Dave of Auburn; and a sister-in-law Louise Thelen of Sioux City.

Lenus was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Roger and Delmar and his wife Barb Thelen, infant sister Linda Thelen, a brother-in-law Bob Hausman, and his in-laws: Merlin Schelle, Wilmer (Bill) Schelle, Marita Schelle, Wayne Schelle, Phil Roets and Fred Kennebeck.2
 
Burial*27 January 2012He was buried on 27 January 2012, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Jean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Marriage*2 July 1951He married Jean Marie Schelle, daughter of Charles Gregory Schelle and Mary Ann Goecke, on 2 July 1951, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Father J. P. Hausman performed the ceremony.1 
Children 1.Shirley Thelen+
 2.Edward Thelen+
 3.Martin Thelen+ (December 5, 1956 - October 20, 2013)
 4.Karen Thelen
 5.Robert Lee Thelen+
 6.Tony Thelen+

Citations

  1. [S5] Centennial Committee, St. Bernard Parish, Breda, Iowa 1880-1980.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 25, 2012.

Jean Marie Schelle

F, (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Jean Marie (Schelle) Thelen, 1933 - 2014. Photo from the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home.
FatherCharles Gregory Schelle (March 12, 1898 - January 13, 1989)
MotherMary Ann Goecke (October 17, 1902 - May 28, 2000)
Name Variation Jean Marie Schelle was also known as Jeannie. 
Birth*4 February 1933She was born on 4 February 1933, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Charles Gregory Schelle and Mary Ann Goecke
Marriage*2 July 1951Jean Marie Schelle married Lenus Edward Thelen, son of Mathias Thelen and Philomena Boes, on 2 July 1951, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Father J. P. Hausman performed the ceremony.1 
Death*6 March 2014Jean Marie Schelle died on 6 March 2014, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 81. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary from the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa.
Jean Marie Thelen
Jean Marie Thelen, age 81, of Carroll passed away on Thursday, March 06, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Fr. Timothy Johnson as celebrant and Fr. Peter Nguyen as concelebrant. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:00 P.M. on Sunday where there will be a Rosary at 4:00 P.M. and a Christian Wake Service at 6:00 P.M. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Monday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Music for the Mass will be by Marcy Andersen as organist and Sherry Loughran as Cantor. Lector for the Mass will be Carmen Ludwig. Gift bearers will be Jean’s great grandchildren: Clara Neary, Sam Neary, Gus Neary, Jack Neary, Molly Neary, Caleb Monahan, Cooper Thelen, and Cyler Thelen. Casket bearers will be Jean’s Grandsons: Bryan Neary, Brandon Neary, Conor Neary, Nathan Thelen, Jordan Thelen, Wes Thelen, Matt Thelen, and Craig Phillips. Honorary casket bearers will be Jean’s granddaughters: Alena Thelen, Leigh Neary, Emerson Thelen, Carson Thelen, Sydney Thelen, Melinda Thelen, and Natasha Thelen. The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the church. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery near Breda.

Born on February 4, 1933, at Breda, IA and was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann (Goecke) Schelle. Jean grew up in Breda and graduated from St. Bernard’s Catholic School 1950. She was married to Lenus Thelen on July 2, 1951, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda with Father J. P. Hausman as celebrant. The Thelen’s have lived in Carroll since 1961. Jean worked at the J. C. Penney Store in Carroll for 20 years. In her spare time she enjoyed attending water aerobics at the Rec Center, quilting, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family. Jean was well known for making doll clothes for area children and for her many collections especially Little Golden Books. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll, the Ladies Guild of the Church, and St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters: Shirley Neary and her husband Dan of Omaha, NE, and Karen Phillips and her husband Jim of Carroll; four sons: Ed Thelen and his wife Linda of Spirit Lake, IA, Marty Thelen and his wife Sue of Carroll, Rob Thelen of Carroll, and Tony Thelen and his wife Sheila of Des Moines; fourteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Nyle Schelle and his wife Mary of Glidden, Lois Roets of Des Moines, Ron Schelle and his wife Pat of North Carolina, and two sisters-in-law: Mildred and Rosella Schelle of Carroll.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lenus "Leny" in 2012, three brothers: Merlin, Wayne, and Wilmer”Bill” Schelle, a sister Norma Kennebeck, a sister-in-law Marita Schelle, and brothers-in-law Fred Kennebeck and Phil Roets.
 
Burial*10 March 2014She was buried on 10 March 2014, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Lenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
Marriage*2 July 1951She married Lenus Edward Thelen, son of Mathias Thelen and Philomena Boes, on 2 July 1951, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Father J. P. Hausman performed the ceremony.1 
Children 1.Shirley Thelen+
 2.Edward Thelen+
 3.Martin Thelen+ (December 5, 1956 - October 20, 2013)
 4.Karen Thelen
 5.Robert Lee Thelen+
 6.Tony Thelen+

Citations

  1. [S5] Centennial Committee, St. Bernard Parish, Breda, Iowa 1880-1980.

Shirley Thelen

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FatherLenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
MotherJean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Shirley Thelen is the daughter of Lenus Edward Thelen and Jean Marie Schelle
Misc*July 2001Shirley Thelen was exhibited about 20 of her quilts at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery all month. in July 2001 at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. 

Edward Thelen

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FatherLenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
MotherJean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Edward Thelen is the son of Lenus Edward Thelen and Jean Marie Schelle

Family

Linda Rouse
Children 1.Nathan Thelen
 2.Alena Thelen

Karen Thelen

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FatherLenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
MotherJean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Karen Thelen is the daughter of Lenus Edward Thelen and Jean Marie Schelle

Family

Jim Phillips

Robert Lee Thelen

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FatherLenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
MotherJean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Robert Lee Thelen is the son of Lenus Edward Thelen and Jean Marie Schelle