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Loretta Thyssen

April 21, 1921 April 6, 2018
Loretta Thyssen
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Loretta J. (Aerts) Thyssen, 96, De Pere, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born April 21, 1921 to Fred and Frances (Verheyen) Aerts in the Town of Lawrence. She was united in marriage on October 4, 1941 to Raphael “Ray” Thyssen. They started their family in Spokane, Washington, eventually moving to De Pere.

Loretta was a very creative and gifted seamstress, sewing many wedding dresses, prom and special occasion dresses, and baptismal gowns. She reupholstered furniture and decorated beautiful wedding and celebratory cakes. Loretta enjoyed playing cards, watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. Her home was a gathering place where many meals were shared by her children, beloved grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who she treasured her time with more than anything.

Survivors include her children, Ralph (Annette), Wayne, Joan Anderson, Nancy (Ron) Moureau, Luann (Pete) Thomson, Grace (Greg) Boncher, Mike (Terry), Ellen (fiancé Frank Turriff), and Yvonne (Joe) Schauer; son-in-law Wes Kupsky; grandchildren, Michelle, Craig, Bill, Marty, Andy, Chris, Allan, Jennifer, Maggie, Mollie, Lora, Anna, Jessie, George, Melanie, David, Brian, Ben, Joe, Alyssa, Samantha, Kristina, Brandon, Lauren and Evan; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Loretta is further survived by her sisters, Marge Buresh, Rosemary McVey, Jean McVey, Gerry (Pete) VandenBogart, Pat (John) Geurts; and brother-in-law, Red Beyer.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Raphael “Ray”; parents, Fred and Frances; daughter, Judy Kupsky; son-in-law, Lee Anderson; sisters, Janice Beyer, Ceil Cornelissen, Dorothy (Donald) Matzke, Betty Mae Jones, Alice Vande Hei; brother, Bill (Bernice) Aerts; and brothers-in-law, Joe Buresh, Don McVey, and Bernard McVey. She was further preceded in death by Ray’s brothers and sisters.
Family and friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, 1307 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tim Shillcox, O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

With the loving support of her children, she was able to stay in her home for most of her life. A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful caregivers and staff at Heartland Hospice, Allouez Parkside Village, Rennes Rehab Center, St. Vincent’s 9th floor, De Pere Rescue and Dr. David Spika. Your kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated by Loretta and her family.

We were very fortunate to have our wonderful mother and grandmother with us for so many years. She was a fiercely independent and strong woman, who allowed her children to lovingly care for her with her recent health issues. Her quick wit and spunky personality were enjoyed by all. Many great memories were made that we will hold in our hearts forever.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Apr

9:00 AM 4/13/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family
1307 Lourdes Ave De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Service

Friday

13

Apr

11:00 AM 4/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family
1307 Lourdes Ave De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Main St
De Pere, WI 54115

Main St De Pere 54115 WI
United States
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