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Amy Theis 04/24/2023

Amy Cathleen Theis, age 47, a long time resident of River Falls, WI died Monday, April 24, 2023.  She was born the daughter of Jerome and Nancy (Dopkins) Theis on November 6, 1975 in Red Wing, MN.  Amy graduated from River Falls High School and went on to attend and graduate from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school.  She worked at coffee shops, UWRF and Perkins.  Over the last several years, Amy worked at Best Maid Cookie Factory where she moved up in the company to become a Lead.  Last year, 4th of July, she bought her dream home in River Falls.  Amy loved her family and spending time with them.  She also enjoyed taking her beloved dog, Mongo to the dog park in River Falls.  Amy is survived by her parents, Nancy (Del) Anderson and Jerome Theis; brothers, Troy Theis and Travis Theis; nephew, Tucker Sylvester; nieces, Bailey and Taytum Theis; as well as several aunts and uncles; many cousins and other relatives, friends and her dog, Mongo.  She is preceded in death by her infant sister, Dawn Marie Theis; grandparents, Jerome and Loretta Theis, Byron and Janet Dopkins; uncles, Bob Schaar and Roger O’Connor.  A memorial gathering was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 pm with a memory sharing service beginning at 6:00 pm at Glen Park Pavilion (361 W Park St.) River Falls, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Amy’s memory sharing service.


  • Roger and Peggy Nelson Posted April 27, 2023 10:28 am

    Our hearts go out to family. So sad. In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Karla Thoennes Posted April 27, 2023 8:31 pm

    I only knew Amy from the dog park, but always enjoyed chatting with her when she and Mongo were there–throwing and chasing balls. My heart goes out to her family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jacqueline Murray Lee Brux Posted April 28, 2023 5:26 pm

    Oh Nancy and Troy ~ I am so very sorry. Life is so much harder than it should be. Corey is ill right now, but he may want to contact Troy when he is better. Please be gentle with yourselves and know that others care.

  • Laurey Gavic Posted April 29, 2023 6:17 pm

    Nancy.. I’m very sorry for the loss of Amy. You were one of my favorite people while working at Lawton (Del too). Amy looks just like you.. beautiful… you have my sincere sympathy! I’m sorry this happened to you and your family.
    Laurey Gavic♥️

  • Laurey Gavic Posted April 29, 2023 6:38 pm

    Nancy, I’m so sorry for your loss of Amy. You and Del were always so nice when you came to Lawton. It’s very sad that you have to go through this tragedy. You have my prayers and sympathy.♥️

  • Sally Van Lanen Posted April 29, 2023 8:22 pm

    To my River Falls family, I am so sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady! You are all in my prayers. With the loss of Momma D. and now Amy, I am holding you all close to my heart! I love you all❤️

  • Judy Posted May 4, 2023 1:32 pm

    Dear Nancy and family, sending thoughts and prayers at this sad time .
    Judy and Dale Lindstrom

  • Craig H Posted January 25, 2024 10:02 pm

    She left here on a Saturday with Mongo way back I forget the month even, I said see you on Monday… I never seen her again, I never even asked her last name in almost 10 years of watching Mongo, I found out today what happened… that is such a tragic and senseless loss… sending my heartfelt

    • Craig H Posted January 26, 2024 1:02 am

      If someone in the family wants me to take Mongo, just say the word… you got my email… I know Mongo as much as Amy did…
      Sorry once again for your loss, I don’t even know what to say… Just learned of this today.

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