Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Vera Theisen, age 85, who died Friday at the Annandale Care Center, where she has resided since 2007. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
A visitation for Vera will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 3:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary. Visitation will continue from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning in the St. Boniface Narthex.
Vera was born in Kimball, MN to Arthur and Grace (Mayer) Gulso. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1944, and married Leander Theisen in 1946. They resided in St. Paul and West St. Paul for 40 years, where Vera worked for the State of MN Dept of Transportation for 27 years. Leander passed away in 1986, and Vera moved to Cold Spring in 1997. With her health failing, she moved to Annandale to be closer to Patricia, their only child. Vera was a member of Cold Spring VFW and American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter Pat (Chuck) Stoppelman; grandchildren, Bryan, and Lisa (Daniel) Weck, both of Maple Grove, MN; half-sister, Mavis Magnuson; half-brother, Irven Magnuson; sisters-in-law, Loretta Schreifels and Sally Maile; brother-in-law, Al (Carol) Theisen; several cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee; brother, Wayne Gulso; sister, Elnora Newman; half-brothers, Darrell and John Magnuson, and sisters-in-law, Eileen Theisen, Vonnie Magnuson, and Virginia Magnuson.