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Audrey Lorraine Thiessen

November 19, 1928 — May 25, 2024

Spencer

Audrey Kaiser Thiessen, the daughter of George and Anna Stille Kaiser, was born November 19, 1928, near Milford, Iowa. She graduated from Okoboji Consolidated School in 1946. She then went to Central Radio and Television School in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating in 1948. After graduation, she worked for Trans World Airlines in New York City.  She joined the US Naval Air Reserves and worked with the Link Trainers. On June 20, 1953, she married her high school boyfriend, Richard ("Dick") Thiessen. After Dick was discharged from the Navy, they started farming with his dad. They raised their five children on a farm south of Everly. Audrey was Administrative Secretary at the Everly Community School for 18 years, which she enjoyed very much. She later worked at Country Heart and at Health and Diet in Everly. She also dedicated her time to volunteering, including being an active member of the Hope Lutheran Church and serving as secretary, being a member of the Spencer Hospital auxiliary, TTT, and supporting the Shriner ATV Corps. She enjoyed traveling, visiting her children and relatives, attending Dick's Navy ship reunions, attending card club, and gardening.  She enjoyed learning throughout her life, was incredibly computer savvy, and attended 3rd Age classes at Iowa Lakes into her 90's. She was very competitive and enjoyed playing cards, board games, and doing crossword puzzles.  Audrey passed away in Spencer, Iowa on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the age of 95.
    She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Left to cherish her memory are sister Alice Rebec; sister in-law  Mary Ellen Cosimo; children: Karla (Scott) Rinehart; George (Kristine) Thiessen; Kimberly (Lane) Muckey; Karen (Jerry) Jolicoeur; Leslie Thiessen; Grandchildren: Matt (Amalie) Saboe; Marshal (Tonya) Saboe; Emma Rinehart; Katey (Skylar) Iske; Henry Rinehart; Whitney (Amy) Thiessen; Calvin (Krissy) Thiessen; Clarissa (Nick) Bierstedt; Jon (Jolie) Sheets; Kelly(Mitch) Olivier; TD (Sarah) Sherman; Tucker (Jess) Sherman; Josh (Kendra) Muckey; Marlana (Brandon) Tewes; Jessica (Jack) Jacobs; Philip (Michelle) Jolicoeur; Colin (Janea) Jolicoeur; Kimberly (Shane) Murray; Sandy (Neal) Carter; 29 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.  


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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

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