Wilma Thisius

  • Born: March 15, 1926
  • Died: June 6, 2017
  • Location: Wells, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Wilma Darlene Thisius, age 91, of Wells, MN died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at UHD Hospital in Blue Earth, MN. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN, with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells, MN. Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells.

Wilma Darlene was born March 15, 1926 in Verona Township, Faribault County, MN, the daughter of William and Rebecca (Fitz) Forbes. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Wilma attended Winnebago Public School for two years after she finished country school in Verona Township. She was united in marriage to Gerald Thisius June 19, 1947 in Wells, and to this union 4 children were born. Wilma worked in Wells at the Archway Bar and Café, Pines Ballroom, Musser and Company, the Hemp Plant and hung wallpaper in many homes and businesses in the area. She was an avid fisherman through the years. Her main interest was in people, she liked to spend time with them, talking and learning as much as she could. Wilma visited friends at The Shepherd's Inn and Parkview. She was interested in most sports and attended as many events as she could for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilma's family was her greatest joy. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she participated in Love Circle, was on the Funeral Committee, Quilters and Senior Saints. Wilma was also a member of the Senior Citizens and Legion Auxiliary.

Wilma is survived by her children: Jerelyn (Ken) Eckhardt of Minnesota Lake, MN, and their family, Emily (Boyd) Redinbaugh and children Nora and Nowell of Omaha, NE, Jeff Eckhardt and daughter Hattie Olson of Wells, MN; Wayne (Cheryl) Thisius of Cottage Grove, MN, and their family, Aimee (Mike) Kokesh and children Connor and Ella Kokesh of Minnetrista, MN, Shawn Thisius and daughter Jenesis Thisius of Menomonie, WI; Gary (Judy) Thisius of Shoreview, MN and their family; sisters-in-law: Joan Thisius of Concord, CA, and Elaine Larson of Bremerton, WA; many nieces and nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald in 1989; daughter, Julaine in 1972; 10 sisters; 2 brothers; 6 brothers-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To the siblings of Wilma.
I am very sorry for the lose of your mother, she was a very good woman to you kids.

Posted by Norman Shoemaker - Mankato, MN - Family Friend   June 30, 2017

We were so sorry to read of Jeff's mother's passiing. Our thoughts, prayers, and sincere sympathy are with the family.

Posted by Dwight & Kathy Olson - Cromwell, MN   June 10, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!! She was a great woman and such a good friend to my Mom-Edith Schulenberg and a relative through the Thisius side. May God Bless her.

Posted by Linda Drager - Aitkin, MN   June 10, 2017

We were friends of Wilma & Jerry way back in the 60s. We were all part of the DelMonte family. Wilma was always friendly and fun to be with. She will be missed. Love and sympathy to her family

Posted by Nylen & Carolyn Kain - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   June 09, 2017

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She came many times to my daughter's, in Inver Grove, with my dad to birthday parties for my granddaughter as they always had special parties while Lane was growing up and my dad thought everyone should see their house. Wilma always had a great time. She will be missed a lot. Loretta and Rick Ascheman

Posted by Loretta Ascheman - Spring Valley, MN - Family Friend   June 08, 2017

I've known Wilma for many years. First meeting her when Gerald was a fireman. She loved to tell stories and make people laugh. RIP dear friend!

Posted by Doris Wood - Wells, MN - Friend   June 07, 2017

We always enjoyed our times with Wilma at our Senior Saints meetings. I know she will be missed and we pray for God's comfort to her family at this time.

Posted by Chuck & Doriis Brooks - Baltimore, MD - Friend   June 07, 2017