Earl Thelen, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in San Antonio. He was born June 27, 1936 in Breda, Iowa to Paul H. and Alma Thelen.
He was preceded in death by, his loving wife, Carol; sister, Patsy Tigges; and brother, Lyle Thelen. Earl is survived by his sons, Stephen L. Thelen and wife, Gina of Plano, Texas, Keith J. Thelen and wife Janet of Adkins, Texas, Gary D. Thelen and wife, Anne of La Vernia, Texas, Nicholas P. Thelen and wife, Felicia of Scotts Valley, California, Scott A. Thelen and wife Janine of Round Rock, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; and 9 siblings.
Earl was a corporate executive in the telecommunications industry, served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division from 1954 through 1957, and active Reserves through 1962.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Porter Loring Mortuary North Chapel.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH CHAPEL
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH
20523 HUEBNER ROAD
Msgr. Douglas Fater will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 6977 Main St., Houston, Texas 77030.
Born: June 27, 1936
Place of Birth: Breda, IA
Death: December 27, 2011
Place of Death: San Antonio, TX
Occupation: Telecommunication Corporate Officer
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