December 18, 2013
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Hazel Marie Theis, 105, of Lansing, formerly of Waukon and Harpers Ferry, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, October 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. Rev. John Moser and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg will be the Concelebrants. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon.
Hazel Marie, the daughter of John and Mathilda (Johanns) Marr, was born July 30, 1908 on the Marr Homestead, rural Riceville. She attended Afton #1 Country School in Howard County.
Hazel was united in marriage with Harry Theis May 31, 1927 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville. Harry preceded her in death May 16, 1997. Hazel raised her children and helped Harry in the family business, Harry Theis and Sons Clothing in Waukon. Harry and Hazel moved to Lansing after their retirement.
Hazel was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. She was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and St Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. Hazel was the first resident of Thornton Heights Assisted Living Center in Lansing.
Hazel is survived by her four children, John (Jan) Theis of Macomb, IL, James (Becky) Theis of Clinton, MO, Thomas (Virginia) Theis of Hiawatha and Linda (Michael) Manning of Lansing; one daughter-in-law, Karin Theis Manning of Onalaska, WI; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; one son, Dale Theis; one daughter-in-law, Myrtle Ahlstrom Theis; her parents; and seven siblings, Bessie, Grace, Paul, Avery, Ralph, Cyrus and Leslie.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family. Condolences may be left at www.graufuneralhomes.com.
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