Donald Leonard Theissen


Donald Leonard Theissen, age 82, of North Mankato, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Ecumen Pathstone Living after being briefly admitted to hospice care.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Northview North Mankato Mortuary (2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato) and 1 hour before the funeral at the church. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (525 Grant Avenue, North Mankato). Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Northview - North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Don was born December 3, 1936 in Mankato, Minnesota to Cecil (Cook) & Margaret (Miller) Theissen. He graduated from Loyola High School. On August 9, 1958 he married Louise A. Feeser at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato, where they remained members their entire life. Don & Louise made their home in North Mankato and raised their family of 5 children there.

Donald was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He started as an apprentice and soon became a master mason (brick/block layer) in the union, working mainly for his brother's company Jerry Theissen Masonry. Don retired after 40 years in 1998.

Don was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and the great outdoors.

Donald is survived by wife, Louise; daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Kelley; sons, Steven (Kären) Theissen, Michael (Marna) Theissen, David (Victor) Theissen, and Andrew (Tori) Theissen; 13 grandchildren along with their spouses and 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Theissen and Michael (Linda) Theissen; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Hoehn.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil & Margaret Theissen; granddaughter, April Rose Kelley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to go to St. Jude's Children's Research.
To send flowers to the family of Donald Leonard Theissen, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on July 12, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Donald
Send flowers

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on October 10, 2019.

3 posts

Jul 17, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Donald Leonard Theissen.  Send flowers
Shirley & Bob Stuttgen
Jul 15, 2019
We are sorry to hear of your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gayla Satre
Jul 12, 2019