Mesa, Arizona Thelma Mae Oelke, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away Feb. 27, 2017. She was born on Jan. 25, 1921 in Blue Earth, to Thomas and Lena Larson. On June 21, 1947 she married Leo Paul Oelke. They lived in Blue Earth, then in Hector and moved to Mesa in 1965.
Thelma's family was the most important to her and was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved all little children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, and her seven brothers and sisters. Thelma will be missed by her three children, Edward Oelke, Richard (Monica) Oelke and Steven (Carol) Oelke; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Please consider a donation in Thelma's honor to the America Diabetes Association by visiting www.Diabetes.org. Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, Mesa, Arizona.