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Wayne R. Thiesse

Wayne R. Thiesse

Wayne Rudolph Thiesse, age 87, resident of Brainerd, died on September 11th, 2018 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.

He was born on July 23rd, 1931 in Rockville, MN to Frederick and Minnie (Gersch) Thiesse.

Wayne was a member of the American Legion, Trinity Lutheran Church, and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

He will be missed by his wife, Shirley; children, Darren (Terri) Thiesse, Karla (Paul) Fauk, Glenda (Craig) Kunde, Gina (Daryl) Thesing, and Nathan (Rebecca) Thiesse; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Thiesse; sister, Carol Schenk; and many friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his son, Kevin; granddaughter, Stephanie; 4 brothers, Kermit, Edwin, Harold, and Erwin; and 1 sister, Ruby.

A visitation for Wayne will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, September 17th at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, September 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Pastor Hans Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 1647 & American Legion Color Guard.