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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Lori Thiessen

  • Lori Thiessen, 50, of Windom became suddenly ill at her home and was taken to the Windom Area Hospital where she passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.


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  •     Lori Thiessen, 50, of Windom became suddenly ill at her home and was taken to the Windom Area Hospital where she passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
        Funeral services were held on Monday,?February 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. the First United Methodist Church in Windom with Pastor Art Miller officiating. Burial followed in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Rost Township, Jackson County.
        Visitation was held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom and continued for one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.
        Lori Lee Thiessen was born on January 29, 1962 to Walter and Doris “Peggy” (Bass) Onken at the Windom Hospital. She was baptized on March 25, 1962 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom and later confirmed in that same church on April 11, 1976.  She attended the Windom Area School District where she graduated with the class of 1980.  Following high school, she attended technical college in both Jackson and Hutchinson where she studied child care and geriatrics.
        On August 26, 1989 she was united in marriage to Lauren Thiessen at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom. For twenty years she worked at the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom where she was part of the activities department. Most recently, she was employed at Tegel’s Chiropractic in Windom.
        Lori was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Windom. She was active in the Staff Parish and worked as the Nursery Coordinator. She was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever she had the opportunity. There were many things that brought her joy including gardening, motorcycle rides, bon fires, music, nature, homemade ice cream and most importantly, playing with children. Her family was her number one priority.
        Survivors include her loving husband, Lauren of Windom, MN; two daughters, Erin Nicole Thiessen and Jamie Renae Thiessen of Windom, MN; mother, Peggy Onken of Windom, MN; brother, Gary Onken and his wife, Mary, of Windom, MN; sisters, Carol Krueger of Lakefield, MN and Susan Nelson and her husband, Donn, of Windom, MN; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
        Lori was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Cherie; father, Walter Onken; and an infant sister.
        Funeral arrangements were under the care of the LaCanne Family Funeral Service in Windom.Condolences can be sent online to http://www.lacannefuneralhome.com. Memorials are preferred.

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