Bradley T. "Skippy" Thelen (1973 - 2013)

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Bradley T. "Skippy" Thelen, 39

St. Joseph

July 26, 1973 ~ February 7, 2013

Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Westwood Community Church in St. Cloud for Bradley T. "Skippy" Thelen, age 39 of St. Joseph who passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his home. Pastor Steve Schoepf will officiate. Inurnment will take place at the St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, Waite Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Brad was born on July 26, 1973 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Thomas and Judy (Neuberg) Thelen. He grew up in Waite Park, graduated from St. Cloud Apollo High School in 1991. Brad was a member since age of 14 and later became the Chief of the Waite Park Rescue Squad. He was hired as a police officer for the City of Waite Park in 1993, he became a K-9 officer in 2003, and in 2009 he received the Medal of Valor. He married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer Brinkman on August 3, 1996. Brad was a member of the Westwood Community Church.

Brad is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Ashley and Makayla at home; parents, Tom and Judy of St. Joseph; sister, Kris Savioe of Jacksonville, Florida; and cousins, Chuck and Dave Thelen.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 10, 2013
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