Carol Thiesfeld, age 75, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:00 P.M., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at a later date.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M., one hour prior the service at the church.
Carol Jane (Van Buskirk) Thiesfeld was born on July 26, 1942, in St. Peter, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Carl and Margaret (Florine) Van Buskirk. She was baptized as an infant in 1942, at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur, MN and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 25, 1956, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Henderson, Minnesota. Carol received her education in Henderson, Minnesota.
On November 29, 1958, Carol was united in marriage to Clarence Thiesfeld by Rev. L. Franz at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Henderson, Minnesota. Carol and Clarence made their home in Glencoe and later made their home in Pine River. Their marriage was blessed with three children, JoAnn, Brenda and Robert. They shared over 45 years of marriage, until Clarence passed away in June 25, 2004.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Carol owned Carol’s Catering. After selling Carol’s Catering, she held employment at Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Pine River and Kinzie’s Candle in Pequot Lakes. She was a member of the Jenkin’s VFW Post 3839 Ladies Auxiliary.
Carol loved good food and socializing with friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she especially enjoyed taking them for ice cream. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking, bingo, and going to the casino. Additionally, she enjoyed good music. She would frequent Crosslake’s music in the park. It made her happy when Elvis and Johnny Cash tribute bands would play.
Carol passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 15 days. Blessed be her memory.
Carol is survived by her:
Daughters; JoAnn Wendlandt, of Maple Grove, MN, Brenda (John) Schauer, of Plato, MN;
Son; Bob (Julie Havelka) Thiesfeld, of Silver Lake, MN;
Grandchildren; Melissa Reinitz, Nicole (Travis) Weber, Heather Schauer, Tony (Amanda) Schauer, and Brittany Thiesfeld;
Great Grandchildren; Andrew Bonde, Katelyn Bonde, Brooklyn Weber, Brock Schauer, Raelyn Schauer;
Sister; Peggy (Wayne) Kahle, of Paynesville, MN;
Step-Brothers; Jim (Rita) Schultz, of Le Sueur, MN, Earl Schultz and friend Sharon Anderson of Henderson, MN;
Aunt; Arleen Van Buskirk, of Ottawa, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, Mother, Margaret Florine Van Buskirk; Father, Carl Van Buskirk; Step-Mother, Evelyn (Schultz) Van Buskirk, Step-Brother, William Schultz.