Rose Mary Thielen of Dallas Center


Rose Mary Thielen, 95, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Beaver Catholic Cemetery west of Granger.

Rose was born May 3, 1921, in Dedham, Iowa, to Anton and Mary (Klocke) Anthofer.

She married Romain W. “Red” Thielen Feb. 10, 1948. They made their home in Coon Rapids and Perry before moving to Granger in 2000.

Rose is survived by her two sons, Howard (Robyn) Thielen of Granger and Harold (Erika) Thielen of Naples, Fla.; and her grandson, Tyson (Christina) Thielen of Philadelphia, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers, Rudolph, Edward and Anthony Anthofer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or Spurgeon Manor. Online condolences will be welcomed at


  1. Rose was a nice mama who will be missed so much and will be remembered as a friend to everybody and a respecting lady ever seen. She used to recognize everybody who passed near her with respect. She was sympathetic and courageous and helpful till the last minute. God bless her family and rest her soul in eternal peace.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that Rose had passed. She was indeed a very gentile lady. We were neighbors in Perry when she and Romain lived a couple of houses down the street. She was always up for making tea and passing a plate of cookies or whatever she might have available. We attended antique auctions together, and my husband and myself enjoyed their company and the knowledge they shared. May God hold her in his hands and bring peace to her loved ones.


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