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Official Obituary of

Ronald Edward Theis

August 1, 1942 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Ronald Theis Obituary

Ronald Theis, 81, of Willmar, died Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at his home in Willmar.  His memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar.

Ron was born August 1, 1942,at home in rural Watkins, Minnesota, to John J. and Marie R. (Brinker) Theis.  He was the second youngest of twelve children.  Ron graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1960.  He served in the U.S. Army as a radar operator in Korea during the Vietnam War.

Ron married Cleo Mills on January 29, 1970.  He worked in cabinet shops in California and Oregon before retiring and moving back to Minnesota.  He loved music and played many instruments.  He also loved animals, especially horses.  Ron was gifted with many mechanical abilities and carpentry skills.

He is survived by his wife: Cleo; their daughters: Michele (Jeremy) Satterlund of Richmond, VA, and Rebecca Carpenter of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  His parents and all his siblings preceded him in death.

Ron's body was bequeathed to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program for medical and research education.










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March 10, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Memorial Service
March 10, 2024

2:00 PM
Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201


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