Steven Francis Thielges, age 65, formerly of Northfield, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Steve was born in Northfield to Lawrence & Marcella (Smith) Thielges. Steve was married to Denise Levy. He was a great outdoorsman. His main love was fishing. Steve and Denise enjoyed years at Sherwood Forest near Garrison and in Florida at Okeechobee Lake.
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Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Denise; children, Stephanie (Mason) Powell of Owatonna, and Stephen (Julie Nelson) Gaul of Waseca; sister, Susan Swenson of Dundas, MN; grandchildren: Chelsea, Corrie, Dylan, Jaydyn, and Avery; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Bowe; nephew, Justin Rice.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Gary Swenson.
There will be no services at this time.
Caring for Steve & the Thielges Family:
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home
A Man- Loyal, strong and stubborn
A Husband- Best friend, provider and companion
A Father- caring, tough love and lessons to teach
A Friend- Opinionated and no sugar coating but always there when in need
An Uncle, Brother, Grandpa, an Employee and a Sportsman.
If you know my stepdad Steve at all, you know these word describe him well.
A father that he didn’t have to be, but choose to.
Always there, his tough love, life lessons and hard work helped make me into the man I am today.
His hard work and loyalty was second to none.
Cuts, broken bones or sick the guy never stopped working.
A sportsman, what can I say, if you knew Tilly (Steve) you know he loved the outdoors.
Hunting, fishing or just relaxing, that’s where he wanted to be.
I think I may have followed in those footsteps a bit also.
In my younger years we may not have always seen eye to eye, but he was someone I always looked up to.
Probably the most loyal, hard working person I’ve ever known.
A couple of traits I like to think I picked up.
And of course fishing, the man could fish and loved to do it.
Another trait I picked up from him.
A bunch of my random thoughts this morning 12/19/2018.
Got the call from mom this morning that I had been dreading.
Steve has passed early this morning.
Prayers to my mom and the rest of my family through this tough time.
And some much needed peace and comfort to Steve.
I’m sure he’s up there fishin already, finding all the good spots to take us all to when we get there.
Tight lines Steve, save some for me...