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Richard Thielen

Richard John "Rich" Thielen

Wednesday, February 18th, 1948 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Obituary

THIELEN, RICHARD “RICH” JOHN, age 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, at his home.

A Funeral Mass for Rich will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Father Don Henkes officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Beal City. Memorial contributions may be made to a Mid-Michigan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and the church. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Clark Family Funeral Chapel and at the church one hour prior to the Mass.

Rich was born February 18, 1948, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Marcellus and Frances (Wilson) Thielen. He graduated from Beal City High School with the class of 1966. Rich served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969. Rich was a hard worker; he retired after working in beverage sales for almost 40 years. He was an avid college football fan, especially U of M football, Detroit Tigers, and watching his nephews and nieces sporting events.

Rich is survived by his son Jeff (Elaine) Thielen of Greensboro, NC; daughter Jamie (William) Reese of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren Maggie Thielen, Ally Reese, and Matthew Reese ; brothers Joe Thielen, Don (Joan) Thielen; sisters Mary Ann Judge, Marcella Sharrar, Kate (Rodger) Whiting; sisters-in-law Joan Thielen and Cyndi Thielen.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Lou Woodbury; brothers John Thielen and Gerald Thielen; sisters-in-law Renee Thielen and Kay Thielen; brothers-in-law Bruce Woodbury, Jim Judge, Jr., and David Sharrar.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    302 South Kinney Avenue
    mount pleasant, MI 48858
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    Officiant
    Father Don Henkes
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Address
    2163 North Winn Road
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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Joe and Cinda Clevenger

Posted at 07:06pm
Dearest Thielen family, we were so very sad to hear about Rich's passing. We have many great memories with Rich and his family. Working at Pepsi, enjoying work and family gatherings, Rich was a great friend, he fought a hard battle. His smile and laugh will never be forgotten. We are sorry that due to Covid 19 we are social distancing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joe and Cindy Clevenger
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Brian & Christi Gallimore

Posted at 12:38pm
Thinking of you & your family during this time & sending our thoughts, prayers, & love.
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Donna Jackson

Posted at 10:19pm
My deepest sympathy to Jeff and his family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Donna Jackson
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Michael Neff & Stewart Spettel

Posted at 06:16pm
Rich was such a great guy. Our thoughts are with you at his passing.
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Rho Friends: Karen, Sharon, Rachel, Shann, Kristel

Posted at 05:06pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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