Cherry Blossoms

Andrea Madonna Thiessen

October 1, 1972 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 49)

Obituary

Andrea Madonna Thiessen, passed away peacefully at our sides and was guided to Heaven by Jesus and His Angels. Andrea was born on October 1, 1972. Our “Special Needs” daughter of Chester and Donna Wemple Thiessen.

Andrea was the most loving, kind, patient, and gentle soul on Earth. The best thing that ever happened in our family's lives was when she was given to us. She also touched so many other lives during her lifetime. She was so pure and such a precious gift to our family. She loved going out to eat and reading books & magazines. Most of all, Andrea loved singing and dancing to Y.M.C.A. Andrea loved going to Mass at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. When it was time to leave, she always wanted to stay longer because she loved it so much. We all know she felt so much peace being at church. She was always Dad’s little girl and Mom’s whole world. She always kept our spirits up in good times and in bad. Life won’t be the same without her, but God always knows best. Now, Andrea Madonna is our little Angel above. We all loved caring for our gift from Heaven and our special child.

Andrea is survived by her mother, Donna Wemple Thiessen; her siblings, Karen L. Rounds, Mary L. (Terry) Sheerer, Terese L. (Brian) Koski, Maria A. Tolf; and former, brother-in-law, Timothy L. Schoonard; thirty-one nieces and nephews; nineteen great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was sadly preceded in death by her brother, Bartholomew “Bart” Chester Thiessen and sister, Connie Lynn Thiessen Schoonard; and her father, Chester “Chet” Thiessen.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Following the visitation, a Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 112 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017, with Rev. Fr. Dave Pinto officiating. Following the Mass, interment will take place in Battle Creek Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Knights of Columbus, Father Owens Council #11114. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Philip Roman Catholic Church or given at the funeral home for delivery to the council. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Rosary Service
Thursday
November 11, 2021

7:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Funeral Mass
Friday
November 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Graveside Ceremony
Friday
November 12, 2021

1:30 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Donations

Knights of Columbus, Father Owens Council #11114
112 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek MI 49017

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