Ron B. Thelen, 73

Ron B. Thelen of West Bend passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at his residence at the age of 73.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1935, in Milwaukee to Theodore and Loretta (Woltring).

Ron graduated from Cedarburg High School.

Ron had 11 years in the U.S. Navy and also 11 years in the Air Force National Guard.

He managed the VFW Club House in West Bend before retiring.

Ron is survived by his siblings, Michael (Sharon) Thelen of Richfield, Marlene Jackson of Cedarburg, Nancy (Lowell) Jenz of Minocqua, Mary (Willie) Weyker of Fond du Lac, Diane Lecher of Port Washington, Karen (Wayne) Kirst of Kewaskum; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Thelen of England.

Ron loved playing golf and spending time with his friends, and his involvement with all the activities at the VFW Club House.

A Memorial service for Ron will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Harold Mapes officiating.

Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Newburg.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. time of service.

Memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050; www.phillipfuneralhome.com.