Gerald J. "Jerry" Thell(1932 - 2012)

Gerald J."Jerry"Thell

St. Cloud

Aug. 29, 1932 - Dec. 31, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Gerald J. "Jerry" Thell, age 80, of St. Cloud. Jerry passed away December 31, 2012 in St. Cloud. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by Knights of Columbus Council 5548 at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Jerry was born August 29, 1932 in Freeport, MN to John and Della (Notch) Thell. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He married Sally J. Urbashich on June 2, 1955 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Anthony. He worked for Kollmann Monument al Works for 46 years. He was an active member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 5548, a life member of VFW Post 428, American Legion Post 428.

Jerry is survived by his children Kathy (Bob) Tenney of Kimball, John (Joleen) of Rice, Sue (Randy) Meyer of St. Cloud, Tom (Debbie) of Apple Valley, Bill of Kimball and Gary (Sue) of St. Cloud, 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and brothers and sisters Eunice Oswald of Kansas City, MO, Linus (Mary) Thell of Minneapolis, Charlie (Patsy) Thell of St. Rosa, Carol (Ralph) Berenger of Idaho and sister-in-law Darlene Thell of Anoka.

Preceding Jerry in death were his parents, wife Sally (2011), son Wayne (1996) and brother Jerome (2003).

Memorials are preferred.


Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1010 North Second Street St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 251-0383

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 2, 2013