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April 14, 1919 – Weekday, July 15, 2013

Service Information
Golden Valley Lutheran Church in Golden Valley, MN
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
one hour prior to service

Dorothy M. (Gasper) Theis, age 94, of Buffalo passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at The Golden Living Center in Delano.

She was born on April 14, 1919 in Loretto the daughter of Fred C. & Olga M. Bethke Gasper.

Dorothy was baptized on May 4, 1919 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood, Minnesota. She was confirmed in the Christian faith at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hanover, Minnesota by Reverend W. Beiswanger. Her memory verse was “Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.” Luke 11:28

On November 4, 1939, Dorothy M. Gasper and Wilbert Theis were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with four children: Janeal, Terry, Gary and Tim.

Dorothy was a homemaker and was also a store clerk.

She was a member of The Golden Valley Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.

Survived by children: Janeal (Dick) Schneerman of Hackensack, Gary (Val) Theis of Mound and Tim Theis of Greenfield; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents: Fred C. & Olga M. Gasper, her husband: Wilbert Theis, a son: Terry Theis and by two brothers: Marvin and Lloyd Gasper.

Funeral services for Dorothy Theis will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 1:00 P.M. at Golden Valley Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Pastor Dan Matasovsky will officiate. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens after lunch.

Special music will be provided by Ju Sun Kim. Congregational hymns will be “Abide with Me” and “On Eagles Wings”.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24th one hour prior to services at the church.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo are serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol JoachimThinking of all of you at this sad ti

    Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Wish that I was closer.
    Sending love,

  2. Nicholas Theis

    Hello, my name is Nick Theis. Son of Terry Theis and grandson of Dorothy. I wish I was present and want to express my condolences to those who are and those who would be. You will be missed. I wish we had spent more time together but that which we did was special. I love you and will miss you.

  3. arvis hiniker

    Dear Janeal, Gary and Tim; Roger and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I have happy memories of our last visit with her in 2010. She was a lovely, loving and gracious person–also, one of my few remaining connections to our Bethke grandparents. I feel a personal loss too. Please know we will be thinking of you as you say your final goodbye tomorrow May it be of comfort to you to know she is now in God’s loving presence. With our love & prayers,
    Arvis & Roger

  4. Dianne Clinton

    Butzy will be missed. I would get out to see her every couple months. Wish I could have joined you on Wednesday but work prevented that.
    She was so proud of all her children and thier families. Love to you all.


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