Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Arnold Thelen, age 79, who died Sunday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. There will be a gathering of relatives and friends from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the church.
Arnold was born in St. Martin to Anton and Elizabeth (Holthaus) Thelen. He worked for Jennie O for many years and most recently as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Willmar.
Survivors include his son, Chris (Cheryl) Wehseler; longtime friend, Audrey Weir and her son John (Amy); siblings, Ray (Bernie) Thelen, Maddie (Arnie) Wehseler, Ludwina (Ben) Kaiser, and Gertrude Seivert.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Hettwer-Moser and Lorraine Ruprecht.
Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN.