Richard Thelen Obituary-Death, Richard Thelen Cause Of Death

Richard Thelen Death – Obituary 

USS Indianapolis survivor, Richard Thelen age 94 has passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Thelen was one of the youngest on the ship, and had only joined the crew in May 1945. Since the 1950s, he had helped plan survivor reunions and had been active with the legacy organization.

“I’m saddened by the passing of USS Indianapolis survivor Richard “Dick” Thelen. Mr. Thelen was admired for his sense of humor and vital role in planning USS Indy survivor events. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and the many lives he touched. ”

“God Bless Richard Thelen.
Back in 2017, Mr Thelen, survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945, shared his heroic story with the command staff of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Just 5 weeks ago, a couple of the younger deputies got to hear that same story while working the Ingham County Fair. He lived and raised his family right here in Ingham County
You will be missed Sir. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office thanks you for your service. “”

The world lost an incredible man yesterday, and we just won’t ever be the same without him. USS Indianapolis Survivor Dick Thelen passed away Monday, September 13th, at the age of 94.

Dick was one of the youngest crew members, and had joined USS Indianapolis just prior to her final sailing, in May of 1945. In the late 1950’s, Dick joined other survivors, helping to plan the first USS Indianapolis reunion, and throughout the years played an integral role in the organization.

He was a leader, a friend, a storyteller, a jokester, a smart aleck… he was wise, and generous, fun, and always honest. He taught us to Never Give Up, and to fight for what’s right, even when the going gets tough.
We’ll miss you Dick, but we’ll never forget you. And we’ll never stop sharing your story. Rest easy sailor, we have the watch”

“God Bless Richard Thelen. Back in 2017, Mr Thelen, survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945, shared his heroic story with the command staff of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Just 5 weeks ago, a couple of the younger deputies got to hear that same story while working the Ingham County Fair. He lived and raised his family right here in Ingham County
You will be missed Sir. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office thanks you for your service. ”

Tributes And Condolences

Tributes and condolences are being shared across social media timelines over the passing of  Thelen . It is with a deep sense of loss that friends and families mourn their beloved one who has died unexpectedly.

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Richard Thelen Obituary

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