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Val Theisen

December 20, 2018

Val Theisen

May 10, 1930 -- Dec. 16, 2018

Val Theisen, 88, of Schuyler, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at the Comfort Care Home in Omaha.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Schuyler. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, with a 7 p.m. rosary service at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery followed by lunch in the church hall. Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation.

Val was born May 10, 1930, in Osceola, to Joe and Monica (Fuchs) Schott. After graduating from high school, she attended Creighton University where she met John F. Theisen. They were married on Aug. 16, 1952, at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Osceola. She and Doc moved to Schuyler where he practiced dentistry and they raised their family. Val was an active member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, serving as a lector, EMHC, and the Little Flower Altar Society. She also volunteered at the St. Benedict Center, the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of the Schuyler Golf Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bridge and loved time spent with her children and grandchildren. Doc died in 2009, and Val moved to Omaha in 2012, to be closer to family.

Val is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo (Mark) Stegman of Omaha, and Patty (Lans) Brown of Frisco, Texas; one son, Frank Theisen of Omaha; a sister, Anne Shehee of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, Matt, Tom, Kate and Joe Stegman, Ashley and Morgan Brown; many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Monica Schott; husband, Dr. John F. Theisen; a sister, Genevieve Hilliard, and two brothers, Raymond and Jack Schott.

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