Joseph P. Thomes, age 93, of Arlington, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington on Wednesday, July 14.
Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20.
Visitation was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 19. It continued at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 20.
Burial was with Military Honors at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Arlington.
Joseph was born to Alexander and Agatha (Kreger) Thomes in Arlington on Sept. 14, 1927. He grew up in Arlington and attended Arlington Schools. He served in the United States Army after World War II, serving in Korea. After returning home he got a degree from the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and later married Maxine Steffer at St. Mary’s Basilica in Minneapolis. The couple lived in Arlington, where Joe worked at Thomes Hardware with his siblings. Joe sold and serviced a lot of appliances. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Arlington Baseball Board Association. He enjoyed fishing as well as water sports when he was younger. Joe was also an avid fan of grilling. He especially enjoyed his time with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Lynn (Jack) Shimota of Minnetonka; Greg (Gail) Thomes of Chaska, Jeff (Judy) Thomes of Rogers, and Paul (Joan) Thomes of Chaska; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maxine in 2001; siblings; Karl Thomes, Josephine “Sis” Gilhausen, Rita Melsha, Helen “Shorty” Brau and Ralph Thomes.
Marie Duenow, age 95, of Green Isle, passed away at Golden Hearts Senior Living Center in Arlington on Tuesday, July 20.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23.
Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Friday, July 23.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Marie was born to Carl and Marie (Grack) Pieschke in New Auburn on Oct. 9, 1925. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, New Auburn, on Nov. 8, 1925. On April 2, 1939, she was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. On June 16, 1946, she married Marvin Duenow also at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Marie and Marvin started farming for Marvin’s uncle, Edwin Duenow. Later they worked at the Arlington canning factory. In the early 1950’s they farmed in the Cosmos area. From the late 1950’s until retirement, they farmed in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County. Marie was a helpful companion to Marvin with the farm work and also attended to the many duties of being a homemaker.
Marie is survived by her son, Donovan (Nelda) Duenow; grandchildren, Chad (Daedra) Duenow, Dustin (Christine) Duenow, Amber Ellis, and Ben (Catherine) Duenow; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lillie Lindeman.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, on Dec. 6, 2006.
Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is handling the arrangements.