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Terese (Thelen) Croyle

March 27, 1959 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 59)

Mary Terese Croyle died unexpectedly Monday, August 20, 2018 at the young age of 59. She was born March 27, 1959 in St. Johns, MI the daughter of Elmer and Wilma (Simon) Thelen.  Terese was a graduate of Pewamo Westphalia High School, Class of 1978. She enjoyed boating, going up north, playing softball and spending time with her family and friends. Terese LIVED for her grandchildren and was extremely proud of her son. She was there for anything and everything that involved her grandkids. Terese was one of the most caring and giving persons on this earth. Those that knew her know she would do anything for anyone, even perfect strangers. Terese always put everyone else’s needs and wants before her own. Terese was extremely hard working and was often accused of never being able to relax. She was employed by Auto Owners Insurance with over 40 years of service where she was very successful and respected. On July 15, 1994 she married Randy Croyle and he survives her. Also surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kristi Pratl; four grandsons, Austin (Brandi) Brown, Keegan Kinne, Bryce and Brody Pratl; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Croyle; brothers and sisters, David (Deb) Thelen, Ruth (Jerry) Armbrustmacher, Linda (Brian) Ritter, Jim (Sandy) Thelen, Jerry (Sharon) Thelen, Donna (Doug) Pline, Rick (Shannon) Thelen, Larry (Sheehan) Thelen and Patty (Stacy) Darling; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie (Kerry) Heuhs, Debbie (Gene) Jackson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Robert Croyle. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday August 22 and 1:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday and Friday August 23 and 24 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.  Memorials may be made to an education fund for her grandchildren.

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