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Bernard  Theulen

Bernard Lee Theulen

September 15, 1935 - June 6, 2020
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Obituary

Bernard “Bernie” Lee Theulen, age 84, of Blakesburg passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. He was born on September 15, 1935 to Frank and Mildred (Hunt) Theulen in Panora, Iowa.

Bernie graduated from Panora High School, class of 1954. He enlisted with the United States Army. He then attended the University of Minnesota, where he received his bachelors degree in mortuary science on June 3, 1960.

Bernie married Virginia Ann Guenther on August 25, 1957. They were blessed with two sons, Michael and Martin. He owned and operated funeral homes in Albia, Blakesburg, Nevada, and Manchester, until his retirement. Virginia died on March 19, 1995. He later married Helen Johnson on November 9, 1996.

He was a member of several Lions Club organizations, American Legions, Shriners, Eastern Star, and a lifelong member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, spending time with family, enjoying coffee and stories with friends.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Helen Theulen of Blakesburg; two sons, Michael Theulen of Keokuk, Martin (Remy) Theulen of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Kathryn, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Christopher; one brother, Leonard (Karen) Theulen of Atlantic; step children, Jeff (Ilene) Johnson of Blakesburg, Susan (Bruce) Dake of Creston; step grandchildren, Brooke (Matt), Courtney, and many in-laws, other family members, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mildred Theulen; wife, Virginia, and one brother, Larry.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Jim Ellis officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, opening to the public at 2:00 p.m, and family will be present from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Blakesburg Methodist Church or to Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday June 10, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday June 10, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Sinnott Funeral Home ~ Albia
    Address
    2030 Hwy 5
    ALBIA, IA 52531
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  • Service

    Thursday June 11, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday June 11, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Sinnott Funeral Home ~ Albia
    Address
    2030 Hwy 5
    ALBIA, IA 52531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Linda Roman

Posted at 05:19pm
Bernie we had many laughs over the years! You had interesting stories that entertained us for many hours! Your bright smile always welcomed the Romans when we visited the Burg. We will miss seeing you and sharing the laughter. RIP Bernie.
 
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Jacqueline Theulen Posted at 02:38am

Love this! My Grandpa has the best stories! He always brought the punch line!
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Scott and Ginny Gault

Posted at 12:23pm
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Love, Kelly and Kyoko

Posted at 05:06pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this time. Kyoko and I send our condolences to the Theulen family.
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Kelly & Kyoko Norman

Posted at 06:27pm
With deepest sympathy, Kyoko and I send our warmest condolences to the Theulen family. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. May God Bless.
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Ric Porter

Posted at 11:56am
My sympathy to Bernard's family. You are in my thoughts and my prayers at this time of your grief. Ric Porter
 
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Jacqueline Theulen Posted at 11:37am

I’ll never forget all of your silly stories and your openness to say what’s on your mind. You were truly one of a kind! RIP Grandpa!
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