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Anne K. (Kudella) Thelen

January 12, 1928 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 93)



     Anne K. Thelen, age 93 of DeWitt, formerly of Saginaw and St. Johns, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Woodland Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, MI.   

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, Michigan at 11:00 A. M. on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery in St. Johns.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. with the family present 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel.  A Vigil Service will be on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Anne was born in St. Johns, Michigan on January 12, 1928, the daughter of Matthew and Genevieve (Medo) Kudella.  She married Donald W. Thelen on May 9, 1953; they were blessed with 56 years of marriage, prior to his passing on June 12, 2009.  Anne was a secretary with the Saginaw Township Schools for 19 years and retired in May of 1990.  She lived most of her life in St. Johns and Saginaw before moving to DeWitt and East Lansing, MI. 

     She is survived by two sons: Michael E. and Laurie Thelen of Powell, Ohio; and David M. and Dawn Thelen of DeWitt, MI; four grandchildren: Christopher and Karen Thelen, Kristin Thelen, David and Katherine Thelen, II and Katrina and Anthony Salvador.  She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two infant sons: Baby Thelen and Timothy Richard Thelen, four sisters: Mary Jane Malone, Ethyl Grycan, Marguerite Sovis, and Helene Katulski and three brothers: Elmer, Joseph, and Stephen Kudella.

     Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, and American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
August 15, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Vigil Service
August 15, 2021

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Mass of Christian Burial
August 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden St
St. Johns, MI 48879


Alzheimer's Association
2111 University Park Drive, Okemos MI 48864
Web: http://www.alz.org/gmc

American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202
Tel: 1-800-342-2383
Web: http://www.diabetes.org

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