Carol Theis, 79

obit-Theis-CarolCarol Theis, a resident of Buckman,  died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident in Benton County.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman,  with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may gather from 4 p.m. –  8 p.m.  Sunday, March 31, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the church. Parish prayers will be said at 7  p.m. Sunday.
Carol Theis was born May 21, 1933, in Flensburg,  to the late Cyril and Frances (Zoren) Zilkoski.  She attended elementary school in Flensburg. Carol graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls, with the class of 1951. After high school she worked for the Morrison County Courthouse and Crestliner Boats.  Carol was united in marriage to Claude Theis Sept. 22, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg.  The couple resided in the State of Virginia, where Claude was stationed in the military. He was called into active duty and Carol returned to Minnesota. She worked for Cook Paint and Varnish in Minneapolis,  for two and half years. In April of 1957, the couple moved to the Theis family farm in Buckman Township, Morrison County.  She was a stay at home mother for several years raising the couple’s children; Tom, Bonnie, John, Amy and the late Shelly. Carol also worked for Cliff’s Bar in Buckman,  for 20 years and at United Mailing in Little Falls,  for 12 years.  Carol enjoyed reading and cooking.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman and the Christian Mothers.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tom (Diana) Theis of Pierz,  Bonnie (Joe Martin) Theis of Eden Prairie,  John (Kelly) Theis of Little Falls and Amy (John) Schmitz of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Aaron Theis, Adam Theis, Casey Theis, Alyssa Theis, Lauren Theis, Elizabeth Theis, Eleanor Martin, Nicholas Schmitz, Isaac Martin, Kate Schmitz; great-grandchildren, Kadynce Theis and Reed Theis; siblings, Laverne Schneider of Little Falls,  Betty Gibson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Joan (Eddie) Zilka of St. Louis Park,  Alyce Muncy of Buckman and Sharon (Dave) Kirchner of Minnetonka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude Theis (2008); daughter, Shelly Theis; siblings, John Zilkoski, Lorraine Miller, Bernie Gruber and Violet Schneider.
Honorary casketbearers will be Eleanor Martin, Isaac Martin, Nicholas Schmitz and Kate Schmitz.
Casketbearers will be Aaron Theis, Adam Theis, Casey Theis, Alyssa Theis, Lauren Theis and Elizabeth Theis.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home
www.emblombrennyfuneral.com

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