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d-thielen-photo.jpgDaniel Thielen, of Mora, MN, died on Tuesday, March 18th as a result of an automobile accident. He was 41 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 22nd at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. VISITATION will be on Friday, March 21st from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Grace Lutheran Church; and also 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.


Daniel Scott Thielen was born on October 26, 1966 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Daniel lived in St. Paul, Hinckley and moved to Mora in 1975. He attended Mora schools and graduated from Mora High School in 1985. He then attended Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota from 1985-87. Dan loved sports from an early age and played baseball, hockey and football in high school and baseball and football in college. After college, Dan returned to Mora and was united in marriage to Tracy McGrew on May 18, 1991 at Grace Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born. Dan and Tracy lived and raised their family in Mora. Dan was employed by EPC in Mora, Team Vantage in Forest Lake, PlasTech in Princeton and then worked for Al Smith and Mike Smith Construction of Mora.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and the out-of-doors, as well as watching and supporting all Minnesota’s pro sports teams.

Dan was always willing to help family and friends. He loved attending and watching sports events that his children participated in. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dan is survived by his wife Tracy; children Paige, Tanner, Hailey and Trevor all of Mora; mother and step-father Juanita and Heinz Ledowski of Mora; sister Deby (Don) Volk of Sandstone; brothers John (Renee) Hall of Kansas, Jim Thielen of Mora, Terry (Michelle) Thielen of Andover and David Thielen of Mora; in-laws Marshall and Jeanne McGrew of Mora, Judy and Joe Gries of Crosby; sister and brothers-in-law Julie and Dan Krone, Jordan and Shawn McGrew all of Mora; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral services held on Saturday, March 22 at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Doug Larson will officiate. Music provided by Lonnice Puetz and Jacki Peterson. Pallbearers Dan Krone, Mike Smith, Tony Hall, Wayne Hall, Paul Rassier and Myron Lemke. Honorary pallbearers John Hall, Jim Thielen, TerryThielen, David Thielen and Shane Gries.

9 thoughts on “DANIEL THIELEN”

  1. Tracy & kids~ I am so sorry to hear about Dan. I was in shock when they told me. I really want to come out for the funeral but I am to close to delivery. I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.
    I have a lot of great memories of staying at your house in the summer. The fishing trips you guys took the boys and I on.
    WE love you!
    Love, Jen & family

  2. Dear Tracy and Children,

    You have my deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of Dan. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Carin (Bagne) Snell

  3. Tracy & Kids – I grew up with Dan and extremely sorry and sad to hear about the loss of him. Dan was a great guy and I have alot of great memories of him from High School. My condolences.

    God Bless,
    Kevin LaCombe and Family

  4. Tracy & family…
    I am so very sorry for your loss… Please know you are ALL in my toughts and prayers. Tracy, Julie & Marshall, if there is anything I can do please give me a call.

    God Bless
    Kellie Sipes

  5. Heinz – Our hearts go out to you and your family with this loss. One thing is no one can ever take away your memories of someone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless
    Janet Kreutter

  6. Our hearts go out to you and your family.Dan was a good guy and we all will miss him.God bless Bill and Dawn Johnson

  7. To the family of Danny,
    I hadn’t seen Danny since high school but remember him well. He was so nice to me. I was so sad to hear about him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Becki (Roberts) Borowicz

  8. My sister Julie informed me of this loss. I only had a couple of longer conversations with him, both of which gave me great respect for him. To Tracy and family, and all of Dan’s friends; your in our thoughts and prayers.
    John Johnson & Family

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