Laurie Ann Theis

Laurie Ann Theis, age 55, passed away peacefully in the presence of family, on Sunday morning, December 30, 2018, at her home in Jordan, MN, after a courageous fight with cancer.    

Family and friends are welcome to come share stories and enjoy a light lunch on Sunday, January 20, from 1-4 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, 833 South Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN.  

On April 10, 1963 at St Francis Hospital, in Shakopee, MN, Laurie was born to parents Harold Paul and Adella Frances (Mechtel) Schmitt. The fifth of eight children growing up in New Prague, MN, where she graduated in 1981. Laurie married David Theis on September 6,1986, at St Patrick Catholic Church. They settled their roots in Jordan raising two precious children, Melissa and Curt. Laurie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved to be outdoors, watching birds and woodworking.  

Laurie was driven and dedicated to her family and friends. Now, here legacy and mission are left to be carried on by her beloved husband, Dave; children, Melissa (Durand Garcia) Theis, Curt Theis; siblings, Karen (Roger Howell) Wassather, Patricia Benson, Terri Lehman, Ken (Shelly Novak) Schmitt, Steve (Jennifer Clancy) Schmitt; other loving relatives and devoted friends. 

There to welcome Laurie home are her parents, Harold and Adella; brothers, Ed Schmitt and Rick Schmitt. 



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  1. David, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

  2. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  3. Diane and Jerry Beckrich

    Dave and Family,
    So very sorry to hear about Laurie! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  4. Andy and Eileen Froelich

    Dear Dave, Melissa and Curt, our hearts go out to you. What a beautiful woman your mother was in so many ways. She is now a beautiful Angel who continues to be with us!

  5. Dave,Melissa and Curt. So sorry to hear about your mother. May she be your forever Angel!

  6. Erlene Fitzpatrick

    Heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Erlene(Shimota)Fitzpatrick

  7. Carter and Sue Dellwo

    Dave, Melissa & Curt, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie will be greatly missed.

  8. Carter and Sue Dellwo

    Dave, Melissa and Curt you are in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie will be greatly missed.

  9. Dear Dave, Curt, Melissa, and the Schmitt family,
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Laurie was special, and a wonderful gift from God. May Laurie now rest in peace with the angels and saints, and her family and friends that have gone before her.
    God bless, Mike

  10. Dave,Melissa,and Kurt,it greatly saddened me to hear that Laurie passed.I am so very sorry for your loss.

  11. Myles & Robin Theis

    Dave, Melissa and Curt: We were so shocked and sad to here the news about Laurie. She will truly be missed. She had such a great laugh! We pray you are surrounded by the love of family and friends. Grief is not an easy process but a necessary one. As hard as it is, remember to reach out whenever it gets too much to bear.

  12. Larry and Ann Hoffman

    Dear Dave, Curt, Melissa, and the Schmitt Family,
    Our prayers, thoughts, and hugs go out to all of you! We know this is a difficult time and sometimes hard to see beyond the hurt, but we hope you know that your BEAUTIFUL Laurie is now this PRECIOUS angel above who will always be with you! May each and every one of you feel the presence of her divine spirit!

  13. Dear David, Melissa and Kurt My heart aches for you. Laurie is a beautiful wife and mother. Sleep in Heavenly Peace Laurie.

  14. So so sorry Melissa and family. I never met your mom but I’m sure she must’ve been a good person by how you turned out. I know you will miss her terribly but she will always be with you in your heart. And someday we will all be united in Heaven. Be patient with yourself and lean on your family and friends. A lot of people love you.

  15. Pat & Vonnie Simon

    Dave, Melissa and Curt, so so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Glen & Carrie Hoffman

    Dave & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Laurie was a very kind, sweet and wonderful person.
    Heaven is now her last stop. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your whole family.

    • Duane and Keri Kuechle

      Dave Melissa and Curt – You are all in our Prayers with the loss of your wife/mother. She was always smiling and loving life. Our Hearts ache for you with this loss. We will miss her smile. Keep strong knowing she is never far from you in spirit. Prayers and strength to the entire family.

  17. Terri & Dave Schmitt

    Dave, Melissa, and Curt, sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Laurie was a great friend, even if we had not seen each other in awhile she would come up say hi and it was like old times. She was a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. James and Carol Hammers

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. We are sure her reunion with Harold, Della. Ed and Rick is a happy one and they will not forget us nor we them in whatever time there remains before we join them in God’s love.

  19. I was a classmate from 1981. So sorry for your loss– may your family draw strength on Laurie’s passions. God speed

  20. Dave and family,
    Sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and take care…

  21. Dave and Family ,
    So so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you.

  22. Dave and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and talented woman.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers . May you find strength and peace in family and friends.

  23. Loretta E. Connelly

    To Dave and family, My deepest sympath;y to you and your family. I am an old relative on the Kraft side . Loretta Connelly

  24. To Dave and extended family. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I was a first cousin to Laurie. I remember her fondly.

  25. Terrie Schoenbauer

    Dave, Melissa, Curt, and the Schmitt family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Laurie as a very kind person throughout all our years of growing up in the same neighborhood.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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