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Obituary for Dorothy Rose Theis

Dorothy Rose Theis, age 90, of Marystown, entered eternal life on Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN.
Dorothy was born on August 26, 1926, in Helena Township, Scott County, MN, the daughter of August and Barbara (Busch) Scheffler.
After Dorothy graduated from Jordan High School, she moved to Minneapolis to 22nd and Aldrich with her good friend, Ruth Sunder to find work. They worked at an insurance company and later at Hart Motors. Later on when she was married, she worked at the Glass Factory, Lynnville and also Casual Fashion Clothing Store.
Dorothy met Dick at Mertz Hall in Jordan. They loved to dance to the big band sounds. She married Edwin "Dick" Theis on February 15, 1947, in St. Benedict. Dorothy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and great-grandmother. She had many friends and always continued going to her high school class reunions.
Dorothy decorated cakes, making all the wedding cakes for her children. She also crocheted and sewed. When she was 8 years old, she started playing the trumpet in a marching band. As an adult, she enjoyed playing the organ. Her dad and brothers also played musical instruments. She also was an avid reader and kept up on all the current events. Dorothy loved to dance the "chicken dance" with the grandkids.
After Dorothy and Dick retired, they traveled each year in the winter to southern states.
Later, Dorothy moved to the Gardens in assisted living where she enjoyed playing bingo, playing cards every night and loved all the entertainment at St. Gertrude's.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Ray, LeRoy and Clarence Scheffler. She is survived by sons and daughters, Duane (Shirley), Diane (Joe) Rivera, David (Nancy), Debra (John) Cecka, Danita (Roy) Marschall, Doug (Lisa), 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

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9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church

15850 Marystown Road
Shakopee, MN 55379





12:00 PM
St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church

15850 Marystown Road
Shakopee, MN 55379

Pallbearers are Tim, Scott and Greg Theis, Ryan and Lucas Cecka, Jason and Matt Marschall, Drew Theis and James Rivera.

Cemetery Details


St. Mary's Cemetery, Marystown

15850 Marystown Road
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379


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