Thea M. Kepler, 45
Thea M. Kepler, age 45, of Hutchinson, Minn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn. Funeral Services were held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minn.
Reverend R. Allan Reed officiated. Norma Witte was the organist. Congregational Hymns: Just As I Am, How Great Thou Art, I Know That My Redeemer Lives. Casket Bearers: Norman Jacobson, Tyler Pollmann, Paul Dietmeier, Evan Vacek, Collin Vacek, Tim Vedder.
Thea Mae Kepler was born on Aug. 1, 1968, in Hutchinson. She was the daughter of Edward and Judith (Jacobson) Martineau. Thea was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 6, 1982, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. She received her education in Brownton, and was a graduate of the Brownton High School Class of 1986. Thea furthered her education at Willmar Community College in Willmar, Minn., where she received her Associate Degree in Business.
Thea was blessed with two wonderful children, Brandon and Nichole. She resided in Hutchinson. Thea held employment in the Human Resources Department of Hutchinson Technology Incorporated for over 26 years. She developed many friendships over those years; they were like part of her extended family. Thea loved her job and was very dedicated to her work.
Thea enjoyed baking, shopping and always looked forward to traveling. One of her fondest memories was the family cruise of 2006. She would do things for others and never expect anything in return. Thea ran and finished Grandmas Marathon in 2003 and 2004, and it was one of her proudest individual achievements. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, Todd, family, friends and her pet cat Puddy.
Thea passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia at the age of 45 years.
She will be dearly missed.
Thea is survived by her: Children, Brandon Kepler of Hutchinson, Nichole Kepler of Hutchinson; Mother, Judith Martineau of Hutchinson; Significant other, Todd Morgan and his children, Jeff, Kyle and Tommy, of Waconia; Sister, Holly Pollmann and her husband, Mark of Glencoe, Minn.; Niece, Ashley Pollmann of Glencoe; Nephew, Tyler Pollmann of Glencoe; Many other relatives and friends.
Thea is preceded in death by her Father, Edward Martineau; Grandparents, Harry and Clara Jacobson; Grandmother, Myrtle Kolek.
Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online Obituary and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Death Notices.
Thea M. Kepler, 45