Reinalda M. "Nellie" Thelen

Reinalda M. "Nellie" Thelen, nee Strupp, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Kathy Hospice of West Bend.

Nellie was born on Sept. 12, 1913 to the late Joseph and Isabella (nee Greimner) Strupp in Allenton, where she was also raised. She married Edmund The-len on May 26, 1936.

Her favorite pastimes included gardening, cooking, baking, quilting and sewing.

She especially enjoyed playing sheepshead and caring for her nieces and nephews throughout the years.

Nellie was a lifelong member of Daughters of Isabella and The Apostolate of Suffering.

She is survived by a brother, Earl (Eileen) Strupp, of Hancock; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984; and brothers and sisters, Werner, Harvey, Alice, Michael, Cornelius, Cordelia and Joseph.

The funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, Allenton, with Father Rick Stoffel officiating.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

Memorials would be appreciated to Resurrection Catholic Church, Allenton, or Kathy Hospice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members of Hawthorn Manor and Kathy Hospice.