LaVoy Mearl “Bud” Thiessen, 87

CHELSEA-LaVoy Mearl “Bud” Thiessen, 87, of Chelsea, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home in rural Chelsea. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Brian Gumm officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 from 4-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of sixty three years, Marlene of Chelsea; his children, LaVoy M. “Sam” Jr. (Janet) Thiessen of Parker, CO, Randall “Joe” (Becky) Thiessen of Toledo, Michael P. (Kathy) Thiessen of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and Sheryl K. (George) Shank of Long Grove, IA; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ina Mae Callahan of Dysart, his twin sister, LaVon Novak of Belle Plaine, and Ruth Suchy of Belle Plaine; and many nieces and nephews.