Raymond G. Theisen
1937 - 2021
Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb
2011 South Fourth Street
Dekalb, IL
Raymond G. (Ray) Theisen
Raymond G. (Ray) Theisen age 84 was born in Aurora, IL, the son of Harry M and Marie (Bohr) Theisen. He attended school in Aurora, graduating from Marmion Military Academy. The excellent education he received there, provided Ray the skills he needed to establish a thriving Roofing business (Theisen Roofing and Siding Co. Inc.), which not only provided for his family as they grew, but continues to provide for two of his three sons, and one grandson (who now own the company) to this day.
After marrying the former Elizabeth (Betty) Mackey in 1957, Ray along with several brothers, worked for Malcor Roofing in Aurora, IL, which was owned and operated by his Father, In 1971, he left the company to start his own business. Although by this time they were living in a home he and his father built in Sugar Grove, Illinois, the new company would be established in DeKalb.
Having been raised a devout Catholic, Mr. Theisen was an active participant at St. Theresa's in Aurora, St. Gaul's in Elburn, and St. Mary's in DeKalb. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge, and the Elk's Club.
In June of 2004, Ray was united in marriage to the former LeWhitton, who survives his death. Following his retirement in 2008 they have enjoyed an active life pursuing Ray's avid interest in golf and wintering in Palm Springs.
Raymond Theisen is survived by his wife Le, three sons: Jeffrey (Cindy) Theisen of Aurora, Il, Timothy (Julie) Theisen of Sarasota, FL and Brian (Tammy) Theisen of Clinton WI., two brothers Richard A. (Maureen) Theisen and Rev. Fr. Kenneth A. Theisen , OSB. Three Sister in Laws, Maureen Theisen, RoseannTheisen, and Mona Theisen. Six grandchildren: Jeremy (Heather) Theisen, Jacob (Megan) Theisen, Abbi (Chris) Ruiz, Eric Theisen, Felice Theisen, and Ashley Theisen. Three step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Robert J. Theisen, Harry W. Theisen, James N. Theisen, Gerald B. Theisen, two sisters:Doris Hansen, Sister MerinaTheisen, OSF, one Sister in law: Sue Theisen.
The memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at St Mary Catholic Church, 321 Pine Street, DeKalb, with Fr. Kyle Manno celebrating.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published by The MidWeek News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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St Mary Catholic Church
321 Pine Street, DeKalb, IL
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St Mary Catholic Church
321 Pine Street, DeKalb, IL
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My condolences on the family's loss. I will ask our priest to keep him in our Mass intentions this Sunday. Love to you all.
Lori Walker
October 7, 2021
My sympathy is extended to the entire Theisen Family.
Brenda Woker
September 30, 2021
My sincere condolences to Ray´s family. He was a good neighbor and I always enjoyed our conversations.
Barbara Berg
September 30, 2021
With deepest sympathy
He was a very special person, loved him
Don & Tawanna Seeley
September 17, 2021
My condolences to the family. I always loved Ray and knew him from waiting on him at Kish Country Club in the early 90's. He and my business partner, Bob Ditamore were good friends. He was always kind and warm--a good man. So sorry for your loss!
Wendy West
September 16, 2021
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