Evelyn A Thedens

November 2, 1934July 31, 2018
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Evelyn A. Thedens, 83, of Normal, passed away Monday, July 31, 2018 at Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit, Normal. Evelyn was born November 2, 1934, in Lexington, the daughter of Ray and Catherine Bowman Clark. She married Delmar Thedens on August 6, 1955, in Colfax. They were married for 63 years. He survives. Also surviving are their children; Trent J. (Dee) Thedens of Colfax; Abby L. (Dirk) Dallman of Springfield; and Mary A. (Brandon) Weber of Normal; three grandchildren, Ryan (Patty) Thedens of Cooksville; Lindsey (Bryan) Price of Bloomington; Holden Weber of Normal; six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Wesley Clark and a nephew, Darnel Clark, both of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister-in-law, Grace. Evelyn graduated from Octavia High School in Colfax, class of 1952. Evelyn worked for State Farm Insurance beginning in 1952. Later in life, she was a secretary for Colfax Grade School. She and her daughter owned and operated “The Flower Den” in Colfax. Her last job was Secretary at I.S.U., Normal, Bone Student Center, retiring January 1, 2000. Evelyn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington for many years. She and her husband loved to travel in the United States, especially to Colorado. They made 39 trips to that wonderful state. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A committal service will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Thedens, Brandon Weber, Holden Weber, Darrel Clark, Bryan Price and Dirk Dallman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Illinois State University-Bone Student Center Excellence Fund; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington; or to Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit, Normal. Online Condolences may be made to the family at


  • Delmar Thedens, Husband
  • Trent J. (Dee) Thedens, Son
  • Abby L. (Dirk) Dallman, Daughter
  • Mary A. (Brandon) Weber, Daughter
  • Ryan (Patty) Thedens, Grandchild
  • Lindsey (Bryan) Price, Grandchild
  • Holden Weber, Grandchild
  • Wesley Clark, Brother
  • Darnel Clark, Nephew
  • Survived by six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister-in-law, Grace.

  • Ryan Thedens
  • Brandon Weber
  • Holden Weber
  • Darrel Clark
  • Bryan Price
  • Dirk Dallman

  • Illinois State University-Bone Student Center Excellence Fund
  • St. Johns Lutheran Church
  • Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Unit


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Evelyn A Thedens

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Sandy Whalen

August 10, 2018

Jerry & I extend our sympathy to Evelyn’s family. She was always a pleasant person with a wonderful smile! May all your happy memories comfort you at this sad time. God bless.

Barb Trudeau (Messamore )

August 8, 2018

I have such fond memories growing up next door to y'all, such as playing Barbies with Abby, playing kickball and whiffleball in our yard with Trent. Evelyn always offered me a class of sweet tea when I would go next door to visit! She was such a sweet lady. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

Darren Brant

August 6, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Evelyn when she first started working at Bone Student Center. She was such a nice lady and I truly enjoyed working with her.

My sincere condolences to the entire Thedens family.

Theresa Ragusa

August 4, 2018

I did Evelyns hair at sugar creek. I had the pleasure of getting to know her. She was one of my favorite people on this earth. Always a smile and a warm hug. I truely loved her! The world was a better place with her in it. Please know i am so very sorry for your loss. It is a loss for everyone who knew her as well.

Rebecca Iler

July 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I remember Evelyn as a very happy, friendly lady. It always brightened my day to see her in the office at school. She always had a smile for everyone. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Becky