Oswald L. Thelen, 97, Saint-Joseph



December 7, 1924 – December 17, 2021

The Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday December 22, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Oswald L. Thelen, 97, of St. Joseph who died on Friday December 17, 2021 at Country Manor Campus in Sartell. Reverend Roger Klassen, OSB will officiate. Interment with military honors will take place in the Saint-Joseph parish cemetery.

Tours will begin at 9:30 am Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church / Heritage Hall. The family demand that the mask be worn and that social distancing be respected. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home.

Oswald was born December 7, 1924 in St. Martin, Minnesota, to Henry and Mary (Meyer) Thelen. He proudly served in the United States Army. Oswald married Bernadine K. Ritter on June 13, 1955 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. He worked at St. John’s University for 37 years. Oswald was a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Joseph American Legion Post # 328, Catholic United Financial, and St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council # 7057.

He is survived by his children, Diane Thelen and Michael Thelen, both of Saint-Joseph.

He was predeceased by his wife, Bernie in 2008; and siblings, Valerius, Martin, Elizabeth Dold, Margie Dierkhising and Otto.

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