Bernard P. "Bud" Theisen (1932 - 2012)

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Bernard P. "Bud" Theisen, 80

St. Cloud

Aug. 24, 1932 ~ Nov. 23, 2012

Memorial Services will be private for Bernard P. "Bud" Theisen, age 80, of St. Cloud, who passed away peacefully on November 23, 2012 at his home.

Bud was born August 24, 1932 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Bernard A. and Alice (Warren) Theisen. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in both the Navy and Air Force. He was a devoted member of the Waite Park American Legion Post 428, a 28 year member of the 40/8 and V.F.W. Post 428. He was a former employee of the California Department of Corrections and U.S. Gypsum Corporation. He moved back to St. Cloud after 50 years and the death of his wife Zetta in 2004. Bud embraced life, his kindness and sense of humor was infectious.

Bud is survived by his son David of St. Cloud, siblings Warren (Theresa) Theisen, Arlene Statz and Phyllis Zimmerman of St. Cloud, Sharon (Melvin) Schreifels of Sartell, David (Delores) Theisen of Florida, Lance (Dianne) Theisen of Texas and Diana (Peter) St. Peter of Minnetonka, step-son Stephen Burtchell of Maine, many nieces and nephews and his special companion of 8 years Dianne Murphy of St. Cloud.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Zetta, brother James and stepson Richard Burtchell.

According to Bud's wishes, his cremated remains will be scattered at sea in a military ceremony.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 28, 2012
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