July 5, 1962 – December 7, 2015


A Celebration of Life will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Joy Patricia Thelen, age 53, who died Monday at her home. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Peace Cemetery in Cold Spring.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Joy was born in Olivia, MN to Jerome Fischer and Marlys Amberg. She married James Thelen on June 23, 2006. Joy never had a bucket list because she was blessed with everything she had wanted through her relationships with her family. She met her soulmate, love of her life, James; becoming a mom to her beautiful children and becoming a grandma. Joy also enjoyed reading and playing Bingo with her friends. She will always be remembered for her singing “You are My Sunshine” to her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, James, mother, Marlys Amberg, father, Jerome (Nancy) Fischer; children, Derek (Stephanie) Hemingson, Kayla (Barry) Schindle, John (Meagan) Hemingson, Patrick Hemingson, Mason Thelen, Tessa Thelen; mother-in-law, Ione Thelen, 4 grandchildren, Matthew, Theoden, Marshal, Audrey; siblings, Jay (Dawn) Fischer, Julie (Michael) Geddes, Jeffrey (Lisa) Fischer.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, James Amberg and father-in-law, Ron Thelen.