Henry J. Theisen,
Nov. 26, 1917 — March 16, 2017
Henry J. Theisen, 99, of Eden, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was born in Campbellsport on Nov. 26, 1917, the son of the late John and Bernadine (Meis) Theisen. On March 8, 1933, he married Viola Bertram at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.
They farmed in the town of Lomira and then in the town of Eden, at the farm where he lived for the past 71 years.
Henry was a member of the Empire Threshing Association and the Quinney, Oakfield and the Fisherman’s Road Sportsmen and Fishing Clubs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially sturgeon spearing and deer hunting. Henry also enjoyed going to auctions, tractor shows and casinos, and polka music.
Survivors include his special friend and companion, Marion Zeller; his daughters, Pat (Bill) Wettstein and Shirley (Don) Ernisse; his daughters-in-law, Judy Theisen and Cheryl Theisen; Marion’s children, Kim (Jim) Casper, Joy (Mark) Sterr, Gail (John) Dreikosen, Pam (David) Peters and Glen (Chris) Zeller; his grandchildren, Jackie Murphy, Judy Walters, Jane (Scott) Iconcaie, Jennifer Wettstein, John (Beth) Wettstein, Amy (Gary) Becker, Barb (Troy) Lund, James Immel, Douglas (Regina) Theisen, Rhonda Engel, Karla (Mike) Erdman, Russell Theisen (fiancee Michelle Retzlaff), Randy (Suzanne) Ernisse, Shelly (Dan) Salter, Rick Ernisse, Chad (Megan) Theisen, and Danielle Theisen; 44 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Arlene Fechter, Delores Wollner and Darlene Ernisse; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Viola; his sons, James, Joseph and Daniel; his daughter, Bonnie Immel; his grandchildren, Heidi and Kyle Theisen; his brothers, John and Norbert (LaGene) Theisen; and his brothers-in-law, Leroy Wollner and Ray Fechter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Shepherd of the Hill Catholic Church, W1562 Highway B, Eden. The Rev. Mark Jones will officiate and entombment will follow in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Ledgeview Memorial Park, Fond du Lac.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at Shepherd of the Hills Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to Father Mike Shea’s Sarnelli House.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with guestbook and condolences atwww.twohigfunerals.com.