John Gerard Thielen(1960 - 2014)

Thielen, John Gerard; age 54; of Blanchard; passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. A funeral Mass will be held in his honor Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Remus, at 11 a.m., an hour of visitation will take place at St. Michaels before the funeral on Saturday. Fr. Aaron Ferris will officiate with burial to follow at Sherman City Cemetery. Visitation will be at Hansen Janowicz Funeral Home in Remus Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. John was born March 25, 1960 in Mt. Pleasant, MI, the son of Marcellus and Francis (Wilson) Thielen. He earned his Associates degree in Architectural Technology, and worked as a dedicated plumber for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 174 for many years before retiring in 2012. Some of his hobbies and interests would include snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and boating, but most of all NASCAR. Words used to describe John were easy-going, funny, affectionate, loving, devoted, and proud. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 11 years, Cynthia; children, Sara (John) Hammond, Abby Thielen (Steve Hazel), Cole Thielen, and Jennifer Morrison; brothers, Gerald (Joan) Thielen, Joe Thielen, Donald (Joan) Thielen, and Richard Thielen; and sisters, MaryAnn Judge, Marcella (Dave) Sharrar, and Catherine (Rodger) Whiting. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Betty Woodbury. Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at church. Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, church, or online at

Funeral Home

Janowicz Family Funeral Home
469 West Wheatland Avenue (M-20) Remus, MI 49340
Published in Morning Sun on Apr. 3, 2014