BARBARA A. THEIS
Mrs. Barbara Theis, of Hwy RR in Random Lake, went home to the Lord surrounded by her family on Friday evening, January 24, 2014. She was 59 years old. Barbara was born in the Town of Russell on April 20, 1954, daughter of Alvin and Alverda Schuricht Schmahl. She graduated from Elkhart Lake High School with the Class of 1972. On September 6, 1975 Barb was united in marriage with Raymond "Butch" Theis, Jr at St. Paul UCC in the Town of Russell. The couple settled in Random Lake and raised their family. Barb's focus in life was bringing happiness to family, friends or anyone in need. She had the special gift of putting the needs of others before her own. Barb worked for Arndt Advertising in Random Lake and was responsible for the publication of the monthly fire department newspaper, The Dispatcher, for the past 30 years. She was a member of St. John's UCC in Random Lake. Barb enjoyed scrapbooking, camping and gardening; one of her great prides was her berm of colorful flowers and garden with enough vegetables to share with family, neighbors and friends. Barb took great joy in home redecorating projects; she was an accomplished wood refinisher, learning many techniques from her mother. She never saw a piece of furniture that couldn't use her special touch. Barb is survived by her husband, Butch, and their three sons: Brian (Rebecca) Theis of Sheboygan, Jeremy (Marisa) Theis and Nicholas Theis (special friend Amy Kurth), both of Random Lake. She is further survived by two brothers: Dan (Karen) Schmahl and Glenn (Lori) Schmahl, both of Elkhart Lake, brothers- and sisters-in-law: Mary (LeRoy) Momper of Fredonia, Betty Mayer of Random Lake, Pat (John) Armbruster of Cedarburg, JoAnn (Wally) Ney of Hubertus, Robert (Sharon) Theis, Tom (Rita) Theis, Dick Theis, Ron (Debi) Theis, all of Random Lake and Howie (Linda) Theis of New Brighton, MN. Also surviving are many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Ray & Jeanette Theis, and brother-in-law Jim Theis. Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, January 30 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 98 Random Lake Road, Random Lake. She will be laid to rest later that day at St. Paul's Cemetery in the Town of Russell. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 29th from 4-7PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 171 N. Royal Ave., Belgium and at CHURCH on Thursday from 10-11AM. A memorial will be made in Barb's name to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to all the caring people at Vince Lombardi Cancer Center in Sheboygan and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 27, 2014