Donald Arthur Thelen Sr., 78, of Mt. Greenwood, died April 9.

Funeral services are private. McGann and Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

He is survived by his children, Don (Janet) Thelen, Lynda (Jim) Dennis and Laura Wamre; his partner, Sandy Susnis; his grandchildren, Kristin (Matt), Matt, Kyle (Mhila), Cody, Madeleine, Joshua, Sara, Michael and Nicholas (Lauren); his great-grandchildren, Michael, Adalyn, Isabella, Alyse and Hunter; his siblings, Pat (John) Littleton and Barney (Barbara) Thelen; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Thelen was a proud Chicago firefighter for 30 years. He was also a carpenter. His memory will live on through his love of family, friends, fishing in Florida, playing bean bags and building birdhouses.