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Grace Marie (Myers) Thelen

August 4, 1951 — December 15, 2023


    Grace Marie Thelen, age 72, of Fowler, MI, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2023 with family by her side.

     Grace was born in St. Johns, Michigan on August 4, 1951, the last born of 13 children to Herman and Mira (Sims) Myers. She was a graduate of Fowler High School class of 1969. On May 1, 1971 she married Leon R. Thelen. “Aunt” Grace worked as a bookkeeper/cashier at Schmitz Service in Fowler for over 45 years. Over the years she met a lot of great people. Some she will miss more than others. In her free time, she enjoyed going to flea markets, antiquing, cross stitching, bird watching, socializing with friends, and tolerated camping.

     Grace is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leon R. Thelen; two sons: Ryan Kenneth (Tina) and Nicholas Daniel (Jamie); granddaughters: Sydney Girl and Kennedy Mira, special second family Dean, Cindy, and Dylan Schmitz along with Kasey Falor and Dee Dee (Weber) Hoppes; siblings: Jack (Maxine) Myers, Fay Schmitz, Susie (Tom) Goerge, Mark Myers, Alvin Myers, Ernie (Rosemary) Myers; in-laws Mary Ann (Mike) Schneider, Allan Thelen, Barb (Kenneth) Thelen, Charles Thelen, Linda Hoppes, Dale (Barb) Thelen, Sharron Droste, and Daniel Thelen;  as well as too many nieces and nephews to mention. She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Mira Myers; siblings: Norma Claeys, Eloise Brown, Richard Myers, Gerald Myers, Charles Ray Myers, Karen Myers; in laws Alvin R. and Loretta Thelen, Kenneth Thelen, Sandra Thelen, Bob Hoppes, Richard Schmitz, Arlene Myers, Perry Claeys, Nancy Myers, Phyllis Myers, and Linda Myers.

     A private family service will be held at a later date.

     Online condolences may be made at  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.

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