James Albert Thielen
1932 - 2020
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James Albert Thielen

James Albert Thielen, 88 beloved husband of Helen Jane (nee Froehlke), loving father of Margie (Michael) Lawlor, Diane (Brian) Garelli, Tracy (Keith) Bezdek, Mary Pat (Steve) Treadwell and beloved Grandpa of Jimmy, Megan, Colleen Lawlor; Matthew, Katie, Emma Garelli; and Jack Treadwell. Brother of Robert and Richard Thielen passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 31, 2020 having spent the day surrounded by family.

A private funeral will take place September 4th at Immaculate Conception followed by a service at St Mary's Cemetery. Friends and family can virtually attend the funeral via a link provided by IC.


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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Sep. 3, 2020.
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St Mary’s Cemetery
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September 22, 2020
Jimmie gave our whole pot luck so much joy and so many laughs. Anyone remember Gumga Din?
Helen, to you and your family we send our love and prayers.
Terry/Marian MacCarthy
Friend
September 10, 2020
What great memories we have of your wonderful Jimmy! He welcomed us to the lake, many years ago now, with an evening of charming and hilarious anecdotes about treasured times past, all of which illustrated his spirit and passion for life. We were so blessed to have him as a neighbor and friend, whose legacies of kindness and love are still all around us.
Jane and John Textor
Neighbor
September 4, 2020
I have such WONDERFUL memories of Uncle Jimmy! He was always quick with a hug and a laugh. So many great times camping, swimming, snowmobiling or just sitting around the campfire or Grandma Froehlke's table talking. Uncle Jimmy loved his family more than anything and that clearly shined through in everything he did. My heart goes out to the family--I hope you take some comfort in all of your special memories with him and I know he will live on in your hearts forever.
Terri (Froehlke) Brinkley
Family
September 4, 2020
To the Thielen Family I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family
Julie Gilligan
Friend
September 4, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Nabou Sougou
Friend
September 4, 2020
I’m very sorry about Uncle Jimmy’s passing. I will always remember the great family times together and his caring and bringing laughter to everyone. He lived a great life and brought joy to so many!
Mike Froehlke
Family
September 3, 2020
James was a kind man always with a friendly word and smile.
Mark and Pat Treadwell
Friend
September 3, 2020
I am saddened over the death of Jimmy. Looks like our old pot luck group has to move our meals to a heavenly place. I am thinking back at all of the fun times we had. Jimmy was a big part of that. He was a true friend.
Condolences to the family. Looks like my Connie started this heavenly reunion. God’s blessings on all.
Lorrie Tuerk
Friend
September 3, 2020
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September 3, 2020
To Our "Lake" Pops & Mama......... Our Hearts are So Heavy hearing of your Passing Jim...... The Memories we've Shared are forever Etched in Our Hearts and will Always to put Smiles on our faces!!!
Our Hearts Are With
You Helen and Family ~Always and Forever!
All our Love and Prayers, Jeff and Paige Smykowski
PAIGE SMYKOWSKI
Friend
September 3, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a fun and kind man. Eternal peace to you Jim.

Dan and Ann
Ann Widmar
September 3, 2020
Our deepest sympathy. A wonderfully kind person. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers.
Colleen and Bill Petzke
Colleen Petzke
Family
September 3, 2020
He was a great brother-in-law and a fun guy. He always welcomed me and my family whether to his home in Elmhurst or to his fun lake place on Lily Lake. He was devoted to his family and his religion. Miss you Jimmy. You are now at peace.
Mary Kelly
Family
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