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Obituary for Marsheila “Lolly” Thiesen

Marsheila “Lolly” Thiesen, age 59 of Northfield, formerly of Shakopee, passed away on Tuesday morning, August 1, 2017, in an automobile accident in Webster Township, Rice County, Minnesota. Marsheila Rae Mooney Thiesen was born August 14, 1957, in Syracuse, Nebraska, to William H. and Lillian (Holtzen) Mooney. She was raised in Goodland, Kansas, until moving with her family to Estherville, Iowa. She graduated from Estherville High School in 1975 and attended Iowa Lakes Community College. On May 6, 1978, Lolly married Michael R. Thiesen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville. Over the years they have made their home in Estherville, […]

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Marsheila “Lolly” Thiesen, age 59 of Northfield, formerly of Shakopee, passed away on Tuesday morning, August 1, 2017, in an automobile accident in Webster Township, Rice County, Minnesota.

Marsheila Rae Mooney Thiesen was born August 14, 1957, in Syracuse, Nebraska, to William H. and Lillian (Holtzen) Mooney. She was raised in Goodland, Kansas, until moving with her family to Estherville, Iowa. She graduated from Estherville High School in 1975 and attended Iowa Lakes Community College. On May 6, 1978, Lolly married Michael R. Thiesen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville. Over the years they have made their home in Estherville, Council Bluffs, Cedar Falls, Mason City, New Ulm, MN, Spokane, WA, Shakopee, and Northfield. Lolly spent most of her working career in banking and was most recently working for Hiawathaland in Northfield.

Lolly was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a former member of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. She is the former choir director at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Spokane and at one time sang with the Sweet Adeline’s. She was a talented musician and could play the piano, guitar, flute and sing. She enjoyed travel, reading, camping, antiquing and most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren. She had a contagious smile and a distinctive laugh.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; her children, Brandi (John) Hoff of Nine Mile Falls, Washington, Brent (Kimberly) of Leander, Texas, Ryan (Natalie) of Elko; 7 grandchildren, Tristen, Keira, Garrett, Kaylee, Luke, Mikko, McKenna; 3 sisters, Hazel Schaefer of Phoenix, Suzette Petersen of Wahpeton, Iowa, Adrienne (Chuck) Nehring of Louisbourg, Kansas; one brother, Warren (Lucy) Mooney of Wall Lake, Iowa; her sisters-in-law, Rhonda (Mike) Bonk of Truman, Candy (Doug) Slatton of Denison, Texas; her brothers-in-law, Jan (Tara) Thiesen of Balbriggan, Ireland, Jeff (Linda) Thiesen of Milford, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Douglas Mooney.

Services will be 1:00PM, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield. Visitation will be 4-7PM Friday, August 4, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church and will continue on Saturday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Childrensmn.org/give – please select Heart Program – please list Lolly Thiesen as the Tribute, or the donor’s choice

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home. www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

1:00 PM - August 5, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Bethel Lutheran Church
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Visitation

4:00 PM - August 4, 2017 - 7:00PM

Bethel Lutheran Church
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8 Comments

  1. John Anne krenke

    I feel so sad for your family. What a great couple you made. We are at the cabin and Anne has her family coming here on Friday. We wil not be able to attend the visitation or funeral. However you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Will catch up with you later. God bless and get thru this enduring phase. Love you guys John Anne krenke

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  2. marla meister

    To Lolly’s Family, so sorry for your loss. you have out prayers and sympathy. Warren and Luci are our neighbors at Wall lake. Mike and Marla Meister

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  3. Tj

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope the family can get some comfort in knowing that God will soon end all tears and pain. He also promises that we will see our loved ones again by means of a resurrection (Revelation 21:4, John 5:28,29). What a wonderful time it will be to welcome Lolly back and many others that we dearly miss! Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.

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  4. Bill Greene

    Mike, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sadness and sorrow. Be strong and know that God will comfort you and your family in this very difficult time.

    Bill and Marcia Greene

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  5. Cheryl Bolt Mickey (Goodland friend)

    May God be with your family. You are in my prayers for comfort.

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  6. Mari Sorgatz

    To Lolly’s loved ones, I had the privilege of meeting Lolly on a couple of bus runs, when she would pick up clients at my work. I had so much talking to her, listening about where she has lived. She talked about her love for her husband, children and their spouses and her beloved grandchildren!!! She was SO proud of each of you!! She does have a distinct laugh!! She loved my winter coat, and wanted one as colorful as mine!! I did not realize that Lolly was the woman I prayed for after hearing about the horrible crash. Not until this afternoon when I saw it here. I am so saddened. You all lost a gem of a lady, for that I am completely so sorry for each of you! She is one in a million, I will miss her!!

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  7. Lonnie

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family Mike! This is the time family and friends are there to lean on.lonnie lee

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  8. De Anne Bueltel

    Mike, we are so deeply sorry for you and your family’s loss! May God be your strength and comfort at this difficult time.

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