Robert "Bob" Anthony Thelen, 81, of Tellico Village, passed away Sept. 10, 2020.
Bob was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City. He had been active in fundraising efforts for the Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department. Bob also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Woodworkers Club, and he was instrumental in renaming the Yacht Club to the Blue Herron.
In his earlier years, Bob was a teacher and coach in Miquon, Wisc. When Bob retired from a career in financial services, he and his wife moved to Tellico Village.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bunny Thelen; sons, David Thelen (Theresa) and John Thelen (Chris); grandchildren, Liam, Genevieve, Kayla, Kenny, Jack and Ella; and several special nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City followed by mass at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.
Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Bob Thelen. www.clickfuneralhome.com