Alfred M. "Fritz" Theisen, 88
May 3, 1925 - Oct. 23, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud, for Alfred M. "Fritz" Theisen, age 88, of Waite Park, who passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will take place with military honors at Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.
Family and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Church.
Fritz was born on May 3, 1925 in Waite Park to Peter and Hildegard (Fink) Theisen. He served honorably in the Unites States Navy during WWII from 1943 until 1946. Fritz married Mary Jane Hommerding on February 9, 1956 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. They then moved to St. Cloud where he worked as both a cook and mason at the V.A. Medical Center for over 25 years, retiring in 1980. Fritz was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428, and the American Federal Government Employees.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and dancing. Fritz loved all the time spent with his family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane; children, Michael (Joann) of Hilman ,Betty (Rick) Midas of St. Cloud, Ralph of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Conrad, Natasha (Steve) Olien, Jesse (Jenny) Midas, Jason (fiancée Caley) Theisen, Lucas Midas; nine great grandchildren; brother, Art Theisen of Waite Park; and many nieces and nephews.
Fritz was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Sylvan, Alois, and Steven.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of the Health Care Providers who have given Fritz the exceptional care he needed during his illness.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 24, 2013