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Kenneth J. Theisen, 84

Kenneth John Theisen, age 84, of Waverly, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

He was born April 30, 1931, in Delano, to Frank and Irene (Speckle) Theisen.

Kenneth was united in marriage to Delores Becker Oct. 17, 1951, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano.

Kenny’s career included dairy farming in Hollywood Township, former owner of Hollywood (Store) Sports Complex, and working in automotive sales.

He loved being with his family and watching softball games. Kenny also enjoyed visiting with people, dancing, and tinkering with his Model ‘A’ John Deere Tractor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; son-in-law Mike Speltz; granddaughter Eve Theisen; brothers Robert and George Theisen; and sisters Lucille Giese, Jeanette Meehan, and Evelyn Socher.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Gary (Cindy) Theisen, Mark (Cherree) Theisen, Danny Theisen, Lorie Speltz; Michael Theisen (Dawn Demarais), and Lonnie (Marci) Theisen; grandchildren Brooke (Mike) Cebulla, Mitchell (Erika) Theisen, Tessa Theisen, Nicole (Matt) Stott, Christopher Theisen, Bobbi Jo (Andrew) Fleischman, Scott (Gina) Theisen, Jackie (Erick) Peterson, Wenonah (Ben) Carmody, Eugene (Angie) Speltz, Ross Theisen, Dane Theisen, Jake Theisen, and Luke Theisen; great-grandchildren Tyson, Elsa and Cooper Cebulla, Sawyer Stott, Addison, Elliot and Johanna Fleischman, Ruby and Georgia Peterson, Oswald Theisen, Ira, Greg, Joe and Lydia Carmody, Paige, Lainey and Charlie Speltz; and brothers Francis, Harold, and Lloyd Theisen.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Mary’s in Waverly. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the church from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and continued Thursday from 9 to 10:15 a.m, prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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