The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

October 8, 2012

Ethel Marguerite Thisius

—   Ethel Marguerite Thisius, of Corcoran, died peacefully.  Ethel was born south of Lake Crystal on the home farm to the late Louis and Marguerite Gilman on October 2, 1930.          

  She is preceded in death by husband, Thomas K. Thisius and an infant brother.  

  She is survived by children, Laurie (Brent) Robinson, special daughter, Christine Thisius, LTC Gina Thisius and Todd Thisius; granddaughters, Maya and Amy Robinson; sisters, Aldine Pettis, Dorothy (Leon) Brey and Kathleen (George) Wanke; brothers, Charles (Charlene) and Willard (Sharon) Gilman; many nieces and nephews.  

  Ethel loved to garden and had a lovely flower and vegetable garden.  She loved cars, NASCAR, country and western music and the Over the Hill softball parties.  She also loved animals, especially Vinney the Cat and her dog Suesse.  

  Ethel requested not to have a service, but instead asked that her family and friends come together and celebrate her life.  Ethel also requested that donations be made to fund women's cancer research.  

  Visitation Thur. 10 a.m.-12 noon at the First United Methodist Church, 101 S. Crystal Street, Lake Crystal, Minn. with the graveside service and interment following at the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Minn.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Rudy Marcella Hougan.JPG Ruby Marcella Hougan

        Ruby Marcella Hougan, 96, passed from this life into eternal glory on July 9, 2014, while a resident at Pleasant Manor in Faribault, Minnesota.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grace P. Schubbe

      Grace P. Schubbe, 98, of Mankato, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Cedar Haven in Mankato, where she resided for the last two years.

    July 11, 2014

  • Helen V. Block.JPG Helen V. Block

          Helen V. Block, age 97 of St. Peter, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen V. Block

     Helen V. Block, 97, of St. Peter, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

    July 10, 2014

  • Grace Schubbe - O.JPG Grace P. Schubbe

      Grace P. Schubbe, age 98, of Mankato, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Cedar Haven in Mankato, where she resided for the last two years.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Louise Coughlin.JPG Karen Louise Coughlin (Houlihan)

    Karen Louise Coughlin (Houlihan), age 66, joined her daughter Katie Courtney in heaven on Friday July 4th, 2014, surrounded by her family and embraced with love.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby M. (Mrs. Howard) Hougan

    Ruby M. (Mrs. Howard) Hougan, 96, of Faribault and formerly of Mankato and Madison, WI, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rodney C. Hoffert

    A Celebration of Life Service for Rodney C. Hoffert, 78, of St. James, Minnesota  will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at First  Lutheran Church, St. James, Minnesota with Pastor K. Christian Johnson officiating.

    July 9, 2014

  • Elsie A. Nelson

    Elsie A. Nelson, age 93 of Le Sueur died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 9, 2014

  • george rstom.jpg George A. Rstom

    George A. Rstom died peacefully Sunday June 29, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, Iowa following an extended illness.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo