Photo courtesy of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home

William Theis

Anoka, Minnesota

Sep 20, 1974 - Jan 12, 2013

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Miss you my friend! Rest in Peace!


To Darlene and Family - As I was getting out of my car at the church on Thursday, the most amazing, beautiful snow flakes were falling gently and the sun was shining and for a brief moment I could hear Willie saying ... "Mom, Rob, Carrie and all others, please don't worry or grieve for me. I am here with Dad and he and I have a BIG rig we're wrenching on right now for the BIG FELLOW! I'm happy and it's GREAT being with Dad again and ... I miss you all and will see you again one day....

No one on this earth could make all my problems disappear like Willie could. A five minute conversation with him would change my day and stay with me for hours. I would replay our conversations over and over for hours after and laugh. It just made me feel good. Im sure he had no idea how much good he did me. What a miracle it is to have such a connection with another human being. Thank you Willie, thank you for a gift that no one else could give. I struggle to find words to express how my...

We are so very sorry, we hadn't heard about Will's passing until today Tues., Jan. 22...We feel terrible...what a loss. He worked so hard for us as a business (Pallet Service Corporation.) Our deepest sympathy to Will's loved ones....We know he will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Will's family. May God bring you peace in this time of need.

Willie was a great guy. I remember roofing houses with him and he would always work on the sides the rest of the crew were scared to work on. Willie and I had our ups and downs but whenever I'd see him he was interested in what I had going on, which I respected. I loved Willie like a brother and I will miss him for the rest of my life. Peace be with u brother I love u.

Willie was an outstanding boy (as I did not know him as an adult) but I'm sure he was just as amazing as a man as he was in those teenage years. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends and I hope you find comfort in memories of a young life taken too soon.

Tricia (Steward) Cash

Dear Darlene, My heart aches for you - I wish I were there to hug you. I am so sad to hear the news about Willie. Please know that my love and prayers are with you and your family today and everyday going forward as you all find the strength you need to deal with this very difficult loss.


William's Obituaries

Theis, William Howard "Willie" Passed away unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm on January 12, 2013. Preceded in death by father, Emory Jr. He was dearly loved by his son, Isaiah; mom, Darlene; siblings, Carrie (Eric) Olson and Rob (Jennifer); nephews, Jacob, Trevor, Colton, Isaac; his...

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