Ferdinand James Theisen

Passed away on the 31st of March 2022 at the Veteran’s Community Living Facility, Saginaw, at the age of 88.

The Son of the late Ferdinand and Velma (Staley) Theisen was born on July 9th, 1933, in Saginaw. He graduated from St. Peter & Paul’s High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army and is a Veteran of the Korean War. Jim then went to Barber College and bought a shop in St. Louis Michigan in 1957. He later closed that shop and went to work at Green Acres Barber Shop in 1962. He later would purchase this shop with his partner George Malenfant. It had six chairs and was the largest Barber Shop north of Detroit. He also worked at Crooked Creek Bowling Alley and Golf Course part-time beginning in 1964 and after retiring from Barbering he worked at Crooked Creek until age 80. He instructed many people in the sport of Bowling.

Jim married Dorothy (Nice) in 1953 and she survives him. In 1987 he was remarried to Suzie (Kelly), she also survives him.

Also surviving are his children; Jim (Jan) Theisen, Denny (Linda) Theisen, Victor (Kelly) Theisen and Vickie (Vince Sauerman), step children Audrey (Jeff) Ashley and Kelly Kelly, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews: siblings; Mary Brieske, Victor (Paco) Theisen. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herb and John Theisen, Grandson, Cameron Ashley and several sister and Brother-In-Laws.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He enjoyed Fishing, watching MSU Sports and Golfing with his best friend Danny Rodriguez.

Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 1035 N River Rd. Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate the Memorial Service at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Friends may visit with the family at Holy Spirit Church, 1035 N River Rd. Saginaw, MI 48609 from 10 am Saturday, April 9th, until the time of the funeral service at 11am. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Holy Spirit Parish, 1035 N River Rd Saginaw, MI 48609. Please do not send flowers as Ferdinand has allergies.