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Tuesday November 8th, 2016
4:00pm

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Visitation


Wednesday November 9th, 2016
9:00am

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Service

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Wednesday November 9th, 2016
11:00am

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Ralph Arthur Thielges

Ralph A. Thielges was born on March 23, 1939, in St. Leo, to Adam and Bertha (Dittberner) Thielges, the youngest of 15 children. He grew up on the family farm in St. Leo and attended Catholic School in St. Leo. Ralph was united in marriage to Ann Thompson. To this union were born three children: Randy, Julie and Dan. Ralph farmed for a time when he was young and built bridges. He later lived and worked in a variety of communities including Willmar, Pipestone and Canby. For the last ten years he has been living in Marshall where he received services from HSI. Ralph enjoyed working on the farm, gardening and nature. He also enjoyed frequenting Mikes Café and Dairy Queen. He especially liked connecting with friends and family, whether sending cards or serenading his kids on the telephone. Ralph enjoyed having scripture read to him. Ralph died on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He is survived by his children Randy (and Jane) Thielges of Royalton, Julie (and Chris) Hughes of Minneapolis, Dan (and Crystal) Pfarr of Walnut Grove, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, siblings Luverne Thielges of Canby, Marie Stoks of Marshall, Sister Janet Thielges OSB, of St. Cloud, Al (and Ann) Thielges of Marshall, Lucille (and Dave) Welu of Cherry Creek, IL, Jeanette Hennen of Fargo, sister-in-law Kathleen Thielges of Canby, brother-in-law Rex Thielges of Sioux Falls, SD, nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends Mike, Paul and Juel. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Della (and Ray) Forsbald, Rita (and Oscar) Van De Wiele, Art (and Carol) Thielges, Donald (and Marge) Thielges, Matt Thielges, Phyllis Livermore, Irene and Alice Thielges, brothers-in-law Henry Stoks and Jerry Hennen, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Thielges and Doris Thielges.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Thielges

Shirley & Roger Przybys Nov 8 2016 11:07 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Ralph's children, siblings, friends, and caregivers. He was a special guy to many. He loved chatting, visits, phone calls, and eating. He had a strong faith and unique sense of humor. Ralph expressed his desire to live until 100; however, God had other plans. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Shirley & Roger Przybys Nov 8 2016 11:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Thielges

Leon and Sharon VanDeWiele Nov 7 2016 11:07 PM

With our deepest and sincere sympathy to all the family. Praying for the family.

Leon and Sharon VanDeWiele Nov 7 2016 11:07 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Peggy Sik Nov 7 2016 1:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Thielges

Karen and Don Vinje Nov 6 2016 2:47 PM

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace Amen

Karen and Don Vinje Nov 6 2016 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Thielges

From the children of Otto and Doris, The Ditberners Nov 5 2016 6:37 PM

Rest in peace, Dear Cousin

From the children of Otto and Doris, The Ditberners Nov 5 2016 6:37 PM