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Dennis Thielen

November 3, 1945 — January 15, 2020

Melrose, Minnesota

Dennis Thielen

Dennis M. Thielen, age 74 of Melrose, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Dennis Michael Thielen was born on November 3, 1945 in Melrose, Minnesota to Raymond and Verena (Schulzetenberg) Thielen. He attended elementary school in New Munich and graduated from Melrose High School. Dennis worked for Kraft his entire career. He loved the outdoors. Dennis was trying to always take care of the environment and enjoyed watching wildlife.

Dennis was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, Nation Conservancy, and Minnesota Arboretum Society.

Survivors include his brothers and sister, Marilyn (Dave) Weber of Melrose, Marvin (Judy) Thielen of Melrose, and Leon Thielen of Melrose; sisters-in-law, Dee Thielen of Mounds View and Mary Thielen of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Verena; brothers, Norman and Paul Thielen; and infant twin siblings, Lois and Lyle Thielen.

Serving as urn bearer will be Marvin Thielen. Cross bearer will be Chad Thielen and scripture bearer will be Jennifer Middendorf. Lector will be Stacy Meyer.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

650 Main St, New Munich, MN 56356

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Starts at 11:30 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

650 Main St, New Munich, MN 56356

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Starts at 12:30 pm

Immaculate Conception Cemetery

650 Main St, New Munich, MN 56356

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