June 28, 1930 - October 1, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Jeanette “Jean” M. Theisen, 86, of St. Cloud who passed away Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Tuesday and from 9:00-10:00AM Wednesday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Jean was born June 28, 1930 in Minneapolis to Bernard and Lillian (Carlin) Bromenschenkel. She lived in the St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids area all her life. Jean married Marcellus Theisen on May 12, 1948 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The couple was blessed with seven children, and Jean stayed at home to raise her children. Later in life she worked in home healthcare and volunteered for hospice organizations. Throughout her life she was involved with Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Mission Group, VFW, American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, Moose Lodge, Polka Lovers Club of America, Heartland Swingers Polka Club, Beaus and Belles, and 4-H. She volunteered for numerous community organizations. She and Marcellus enjoyed spending 25 years wintering in Arizona. Jean was a great host and entertainer, who loved camping, traveling, cooking, and was always up for a good adventure. Her home was opened to many. She was a very classy lady and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Jean is survived by her husband of 68 years, Marcellus of St. Cloud; children, Darrell (Joan) of Sauk Rapids, Karen (Dave) Blazel of Eau Claire, WI, Jan Seguin of Sauk Rapids, Cindy (Perry) Grile of Sauk Rapids, Konie (John) Brudwick of Sauk Rapids, Peggy (Clarence) Weyer of Sartell; siblings, Bernice Gohl of Clear Lake, Jerry (Dorothy) Bromenschenkel of Queen Creek, AZ, Dennis (Annette) Bromenschenkel of Sauk Rapids, Faye (Larry) Schumen of Sartell, Carol (Larry) Hurrle of St. Cloud, Mary Ann (Art) Loehrer, Mission, TX, Walt (Patty) Bromenschenkel of Prescott Valley, AZ, Bernard (Patti) Bromenschenkel of Anoka, Connie Berney of Ontario, Canada; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Mark Joseph; brothers, Richard and Kenny; and brother-in-law, Roger Gohl.