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Norma Lee Thielen

POSTED: December 13, 2012 7:00 a.m.

  Norma Lee Thielen, 86, Russell, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.
Norma was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Russell, Kan., the daughter of Jules and Olinda (Radke) Boxberger.
Her husband, Lionel, preceded her in death Aug. 24, 2004. 
She was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dorrance and active in the Alter Society where she taught religious classes for many years. 
Surviving family include her daughters Julie VonFeldt of Russell and Lisa Jezek and husband, Ernie. of Holyrood, Kan. and four grandchildren Erin VonFeldt, Jill, Charles and Brent Jezek.
Other family members preceding her in death were her parents, son Brad Thielen and granddaughter Darci VonFeldt.
A memorial mass was Dec. 11. Burial followed in the Dorrance City Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be given to the Russell City Library and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, was in charge of the memorial service arrangements.

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