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Richard “Dick” Theis, age 84 of Albertville, MN, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024. He was born on September 14, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN, to Bert and Bernice (Primeau) Theis.

A proud graduate of DeLaSalle High School in 1957, Dick pursued higher education at the University of St. Thomas. Shortly after college, it was through mutual friends that he was introduced to Kathleen Brosnahan on a blind date. The two were married on December 27, 1961, at Holy Name Church in Minneapolis, sharing decades of special memories together.

Dick had a long and fulfilling career as a claims manager at Ohio Casualty, retiring in 1997. He was known for his laughter and his outgoing, happy personality. Dick’s hospitality often centered around food, as he loved sharing meals and good conversations. His genuine interest in people, combined with his charisma, made everyone feel comfortable and cared for. He had a unique ability to socialize with anyone and was always eager to make new friends.

His hobbies included playing cribbage, golf, watching birds and observing wildlife, camping, enjoying meals out, and he was a friend to all dogs.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Bernice; and brother, Gerald.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Laura (Gary) Dockendorf, Lynn Theis, Mark Theis, and John (Rebecca) Theis; grandchildren, Annie, Jenna, Lexi, Ben, and Ryn; special family friend, Lynnie Nettifee; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at the St. Michael Catholic Church – 11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael, MN. Inurnment to follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. The Mass will be livestreamed via the link:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wright County Community Action:

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed


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  1. Jim & Arleen Vorderbrugen

    He certainly was a very friendly guy. He seemed to make friends very easily. My wife and I sure enjoyed our short visits over coffee.


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