THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lawrence A. Theisen
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
Lawrence "Larry" A. Theisen, 92, of Marinette passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at the Luther Home.
Born Aug. 16, 1926 in Menominee, Mi., to the late Frank and Mary Ann (Bernardy) Theisen, he was the seventh of eight children and attended Walsh Grade School and Our Lady of Lourdes High School. He served in the United States Army towards the end of World War II and again during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 17, 1955, he married Dolores DeDamos at St. Anne's Church in Menominee. They farmed in Porterfield until 1980 and after the farm was sold, he worked as a bus driver with Westlund Bus Lines and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.
A member of SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, he served on the Church's Building and Grounds Committee, was a Lector, Minister of the Eucharist and a member of Knights of Columbus and Loomis Legion.
He served as Porterfield Town Clerk for six years, Town Chairman for 13 years and was on Marinette County Board for 16 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed golfing.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores; three children, Charlene Gurney of Sun Prairie, Tim (Debra) of Royersford, Pa. and Diane (Greg) Schliep of Abrams; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, William Walker of Marinette and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Fr. Donald, Vernon, Leonard and Norbert and two sisters, Mary Walker and Kathleen Kroll.
Visitation was held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish on Monday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at noon. Fr. Jess Berdol officiated with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations can be made to SS. Joseph and Edward Parish in Walsh. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.