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Denise Thelen

April 26, 1943 July 8, 2020
Denise Thelen
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Denise Thelen, age 77, passed away July 8, 2020. She was born April 26, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Chester and Gertrude Dobies. Denise was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and being active with the Alter Society. Denise was a talented quilter. She would often make quilts for friends and family members, especially for her grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Ed; her children: Diane (Eric) Duncan, Brian (Marcia) Thelen, Nancy Thelen; five grandchildren: Zachary, Samuel, Dominic, Caitlyn and Marshall; and one great-grandchild, Genevieve Duncan. Denise is also survived by her siblings: Danielle (Michael) Baitinger and Christopher (Kathy) Dobies and her son-in-law, John Bourne. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Bourne; her siblings: Guy Dobies and Jacqueline Dobies.Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:00AM with final visitation beginning at 10:30AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Denise will be laid to rest in South Lyon Cemetery.

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3:00 PM 7/13/2020 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/13/2020 8:00:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Funeral Ceremony




11:00 AM 7/14/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

Instate 10:30 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


South Lyon Cemetery Final Resting Place

479 Stryker Street
South Lyon, MI 48178

479 Stryker Street South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

J.D.R.F. Organization (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

26 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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