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Benedict "Ben" Thiewes

September 1, 1954 — May 5, 2024

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Benedict "Ben" Thiewes

Benedict P. “Ben” Thiewes, age 69 of Sauk Centre, passed on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union with a prayer service beginning at 1 p.m. A get together will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Goodwin Hall in Goodwin, South Dakota.

Benedict Peter Thiewes was born September 1, 1954 in Clear Lake, South Dakota to Francis “Jim” and Evelyn (Raml) Thiewes. He was united in marriage to Brenda Schmitz on September 5, 1987 in Kranzburg, South Dakota. Ben worked with his parents on the farm until marriage. He then worked at West Central Roofing, Jennie-O Foods, Willmar Poultry Farms, and WalMart.

He was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Willmar. Ben loved watching the Minnesota Twins, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Wild, and auto racing. He loved watching the grandkids play hockey and baseball, camping, and swinging in his hammock. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Brenda Thiewes of Sauk Centre; son, Zachariah “Zach” (Chelsy) Thiewes; grandsons, Wade, Owen, and Joel; sister, Connie (Roche) Stoebner; brothers, Virgil (Mary) Thiewes, Bruce (Shelly) Thiewes, and Dean (Shari) Thiewes; brother-in-law, Charles “Charlie” (Linda) Schmitz; sisters-in-law, Pat (Dave) Shaffer and Sharon (Virgil) Dierkhising; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents. 


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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 15, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Saint Alexius Catholic Church

11 Oak St, West Union, MN 56389

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Prayer Service

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm

Saint Alexius Catholic Church

11 Oak St, West Union, MN 56389

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