George Thelen Jr.

December 15, 2018

RANDOLPH — Services for George A. Thelen Jr. 89, Randolph, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. The Rev. Timothy Forget and Doug Tunink will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Military rites wil be conducted by Alvin Kessler VFW Post 5545 and American Legion Post 113 of Randolph.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. wake at the church.

He died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Osmond General Hospital.

Johnson Funeral Home of Randolph is in charge of the arrangements.


George Anthony Thelen Jr. was born Aug. 26, 1929, to George Anthony Sr. and Anna (Hoffman) Thelen in Randolph. On Dec. 27, 1950, George was united in marriage to Norma Jean Brodersen.

George is survived by his spouse, Norma Jean, and eight children, Michael Thelen of Lincoln, Chuck and Pat Thelen, Greg and Dot Thelen, John and Kelly Thelen, and Andy and Tina Thelen, all of Randolph, Maureen and David Lewis of Eyota, Minn., Joe and Ann Thelen of Johnston, Iowa, Dan and Sharie Thelen of Norfolk, and a daughter-in-law, Jane Thelen of Fordyce. He is also survived by his brother, Norb (Ruth) Thelen and sisters Loraine Backer and Mary Ann Tunink, all of Randolph; his sisters-in-law, Joann (Roger) McBain of Arvada, Colo., Patty Brodersen of Randolph and Imogene Thelen of Norfolk. In addition, George is survived by 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Patrick in 1963, David in 1983 and Doug in 2015; his parents; his sisters, Helen Schmidt, Irene Rohde and Kathleen Lenton; his brothers, Urban “Bud,” Melvin “Fat” and Paul Thelen; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Online sympathies can be left at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.net.

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