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Thomas Peter Thelen


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Thomas Peter Thelen Obituary
THOMAS PETER THELEN 1914 - 2015 Thomas P. Thelen died peacefully at his home in Riverside, CA at the age of 101 on December 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Lillian. Thomas was born in McClosky, ND on August 27, 1914 of parents Peter R. Thelen and Margaret Reiswig. He was preceded in death by his brother Roy Math Thelen and a sister, Donna Gauthier. He graduated from West H.S. in Minneapolis, MN and joined the Navy in 1932. During his 24 year Naval career, he served in WWII and Korea. He retired from the Navy in 1956 and moved his family to Riverside, where he worked as a DMV examiner until 1982. He is survived by his children: Patricia Lord (Patrick), Georgia Vyse (Frank) and Peter Thelen (Anita), 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His Military Honors were celebrated at Riverside National Cemetery on December 17, 2015.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 24, 2016
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