Marie Thielen

Marie Thielen (nee Rohl) of Grafton was called to life eternal through her faith in Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at the age of 97 years, five months.

Marie was born in the town of Cedarburg on Sept. 25, 1909 to the late Joseph and Margaret (nee Waldkirch) Rohl and married Milton Thielen in October of 1935 at St. Augustine Mission Church near Newburg.

Marie was baptized into the Catholic faith at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. She also received her first communion and her confirmation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. After Marie and Milton were married in 1935, they moved to the village of Saukville and became very active members in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Marie was very active in her faith, becoming a member of Christian Mothers and a lifetime member of the Good Samaritan Guild. She also assisted during the Masses at Lasata nursing home for several years after retiring from her job at Tecumseh Products.

Besides Marie’s very active Christian life, she volunteered at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington. She continued her hospital volunteering experience at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital until November 2006. Marie earned over 4,000 volunteer hours working at the hospitals both in Port Washington and Mequon. She really enjoyed her volunteering responsibilities and the many wonderful people she worked with.

One of Marie’s hobbies was gardening. She had many hours of enjoyment working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She definitely had a very green thumb.

Marie’s favorite vacation spot was at Lake Helen in Rosholt. Each year she looked forward to the Mayer reunion where she watched the Mayer family grow from children to adults. Meeting new husbands and greeting new babies of the Mayer family was an exciting experience for her and one she looked forward to each summer.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Milton John Thielen.

Mass of Christian burial is on Friday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville. Internment is at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Newburg. Instate at the church is from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville would be greatly appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please go to