Thelma E. Thielsen
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Thelma E. Thielsen

Muskego - Thelma E. (nee: Dalseide) Thielsen passed away at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community early Friday morning, June 26 2020, at the age of 98.

Thelma was born in Moe, SD to the Rev. Carl L. Dalseide and Tillie (Iverson) Dalseide. She spent her formative years on a country farm in Parkside, Saskatchewan, Canada. Upon graduating from high school, Thelma moved to Chicago, IL where she became a nurse. She started her career at the Norwegian American Hospital. It was in Chicago that she met Elmer Thielsen. They were married by her father October 18, 1947, in Canton, SD, and started a family in Chicago; later relocating to Milwaukee.

Thelma was a retiree of the nursery wing at West Allis Memorial Hospital.

Thelma was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and performed with the Snappy Steppers. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, bowling, crossword puzzles and crypto quips. Above all she loved spending time with her family.

Thelma is survived by her daughter Janet (Arthur) Lee of Tucson, AZ; sons Gary (Virginia) Thielsen of Lansing, MI, Greg (Janice) Thielsen of Brooklyn Center, MN, Steven (Lori) Thielsen of Franksville, WI, and David (Dianna) Thielsen of East Troy, WI; twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Dalseide of Fredericksburg, VA; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Elmer of nearly 52 years; sister Agnes Miralgio; brothers Ivan, Norman, Carl, Stanley, and Kenneth; many relatives and friends, including brother-in-law and special friend, Frank Miralgio.

Visitation Friday, July 3, 2020 at the FUNERAL HOME (4800 s. 84th St.) from 10AM to the time of service at 12:30PM. Interment Arlington Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity.

The family of Mrs. Thielsen would like to express their thanks to the caring staff at Tudor Oaks and Brighton Hospice for the compassionate care of their mother.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
What a blessing it was to watch the slide presentation this morning. It is a constant reminder of how good God is and His plan works together for our good. I am Thelma's niece and my mother was her only sister. I will always cherish the memories of gathering together as families in our "small" homes (one bathroom). I always felt welcomed in her home. Even when my father could no longer drive up to visit her, I remember driving my dad up to take them out to dinner (my father with flowers in hand). The last trips were spent in her kitchen (with a few of you and uncle Cliff. We would share her cardamon bread, lefse, kringle or krumkaker. It was not so much about the food (although that was a bonus) but about all the memories and stories we would laugh at. Her favorite thing to do was to share pictures of all of you. She had a great love for family and God. I am sorry I could not attend the service. May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time!
Marilyn Miralgio Vanderleest
July 5, 2020
Steve, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mike & Barb Adrian
July 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Mrs. Thielsen would always greet you with a smile. Peace be with you!
Andrew Bednarski
June 29, 2020
Mrs. Thielsen was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. Her and her husband Elmer were a regular fixture at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. That is where I first met the Thielsen family. The entire family were all so kind.
Shelley Chapman Lussmyer
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