Jerry Stanley Theissen, cherished father to Cindy, Patti, Jane and Mary Beth, made his final journey home on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the age of 86. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday October 11, 2019 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mankato. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the donor's charity.
Jerry was a lifelong Mankato resident - born May 17, 1933 to Margaret (Miller) and Cecil "Cook" Theissen. In 1953 he married Marion Sieberg. In 1956 he acquired his Journeyman Bricklayer Apprenticeship. Shortly after, he started his own "Jerry Theissen Masonry" contracting business. He built many beautiful homes and commercial buildings in town. After 50 years in his business, he retired telling people he was suffering from "Block-itis" in his back from all the heavy lifting he had done. However, retirement was elusive for Jerry. He went to work driving for MRCI for over 10 years before making it official.
After Marion's passing in 2000, Jerry married LuEtta Young in 2004.
He had many interests. He received his pilot's license in the 60's and enjoyed flying light planes. He served on the Airport Commission for many years and was President of his flying club. He enjoyed many fishing trips with his brothers/friends as well as pulling his kids skiing for miles at the lake. He was always up for a good game of Pfeffer or 500 and along with Marion belonged to the Curling Club in Mankato for several years. He didn't miss a Twins or Vikings game but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and loved to tell jokes.
Jerry is survived by his children, Cindy Theissen (Joan Mulvihill), Patti (Greg) Sjulstad, Jane Theissen (Dianna Graves) and Mary Beth (Steve) Manninen; grandchildren, Ryan (Rochelle) Sjulstad, Jeffrey (Lindsey) Sjulstad, Grant Manninen and Oliver Manninen; great-grandchildren, Scott and Sara Sjulstad, Reagan, Paisley, and Paxton Sjulstad; siblings, Mike (Linda)Theissen and Nancy (Jerry) Hoehn.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marion Theissen, and in 2014 his second wife, LuEtta Theissen; brother, Donald Theissen; brothers-in-law, Clarence Sieberg and Clarence Riemersma; sisters-in-law Bonnie Theissen and Helen Sieberg.
Jerry's family would like to thank the staff at Oak Terrace and Mayo Hospice for their wonderful care of their dad. He enjoyed each and every one of you.
Published on October 7, 2019


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Diane Baley
Oct 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss, remember a lot of fond memories, the suppers the wedding's, god bless, I lost my dad in April, my mom in 2004.
David Fields
Oct 10, 2019
Sincere symphathy to the Theissen family. from a fellow Mason of Local 11
Julie Moates
Oct 08, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Jerome "Jerry" Stanley Theissen by Julie Moates.  Send flowers
Sherry Kaveney
Oct 08, 2019
Condolences to the Theissen family, We miss you at Koppen Gardens Jerry! Although we didn't have you for very long, you are very fondly remembered for your wit , your charm, and your humor!! Chocolate chip cookies were a sweet treat you enjoyed as I enjoyed bringing them to you! Heaven has another angel to spread laughter and smiles to the heavens and pleasant memories to those of us he touched over the years!!