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Obituary for Amy L. Thusius

Amy L. Thusius, age 77 of Cecil, passed away on Friday afternoon, November 4, 2022, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay following a lengthy illness.

Amy was born in Milwaukee on July 22, 1945, a daughter of the late Adam and Patricia (Smith) Tomes. She graduated from Pius High School in Milwaukee. Following high school, Amy married the late Fred Petersen in Milwaukee, and gave birth to their son, Kevin Petersen. Amy was employed in the finance field for seventeen years, the health care field for ten years, and media marketing for eight years. She also owned a collection agency in Iowa for many years.

On July 3, 1981, Amy married Richard Thusius in Grafton. The couple lived in Grafton following their marriage before moving to Cecil in 1998. Amy lived a very busy and fulfilling life. In 1990, she wrote a book, “Adam’s Daughter”. She was very involved in her community being a member of the Dementia Network, the Rotary Club of Shawano, and the Bonduel Chamber of which she was a board member. Amy also founded and organized the Alzheimer’s Fall Fashion Show and the Ms. Senior Homemaker Pageant. Her vocation in life was to help others. She was ordained in the Ministries for Christ Outreach, serving in many different ministries for all denominations.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Thusius of Cecil; her son, Kevin (Sue) Petersen of Fond du Lac; her granddaughter, Mya Petersen of Fond du Lac; her sisters, Victoria (Bob) Hahn of Grafton, and Theresa “Terry” Krueger of Oconomowoc; and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Claudia Harkins, and her brother, Ron Tomes.

A funeral service for Amy will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano. Chaplain Ron Urmanski will officiate. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am and continue until the time of service.

“In spite of all my accomplishments, as I now pass from one life to the next, my biggest passion was for Christ. And while I was far from perfect, Christ covered me with his love, and I yearn to hear him say, Welcome Home.”