In Memory of Henry "Hank" Thell


10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI


11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI

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Henry “Hank” Martin Thell, age 71, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Hank was born on May 30, 1947 in St. Paul, MN to Michael & Doris Thell. He attended North St. Paul High School & became a pump service technician for Mantyla Well Drilling. He proudly worked there for over 30 years as a dedicated & valued employee. Hank found love over 35 years ago with his soul mate, Donna Bergstrom. They loved antique cars & often attended old car shows. He never turned down a game of cribbage, & was fond of watching westerns. Hank had his own motorcycle, & he & Donna loved rides on the countryside roads.

Hank will remain in the hearts of his best friend and love of his life, Donna; son, Justin (Emily) Thell of Shoreview; grandchildren, Colton and Cash; step-daughter, Amber (Jay) Earney of Virginia & grandson Nicholas; brothers, Michael Thell (Mary) of St. Paul, Marty (Julie) Thell of Lino Lakes, Joe (Darlene) Thell of Texas, & many nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Hanna, & son, Quentin; & sister-in-law Gayle Thell.

A Service for Hank will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the O’Connell Funeral Home, Hudson with a Visitation one-hour prior. 

Henry "Hank" Thell's Tribute Wall

Tributes (5):

  1. My sincere condolences to Hank’s family and friends.The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a human can face. The words quoted at Isaiah 25:8 have comforted me greatly. It reads :”He(God) will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” May you find hope and comfort in knowing that, soon, by means of God’s Kingdom, no one will ever fall prey of this merciless ‘enemy’(1 Corinthians 15:26).

  2. Hank and Donna have been our neighbors for many years. He was kind and always kept an eye on our house, more than once calling us to let us know we left the garage door open when we headed out of town for the weekend. We watched over the years when you had to give up riding your cycle and eventually selling it and your truck. It was hard to watch your disease take away your ability to get around and take the things you loved. In recent years you put smiles on our faces watching you sit in your wheelchair in the sun watching neighbors go by waving to greet them and eventually falling to sleep in the warm sun. Rest in peace Hank. You will be missed by many.

  3. Hank has been a great friend of mine for over forty years, we had many a good time. We will all surely miss him! I’m sure he’s playing cribbage with Benny. Miss you Hank Rest In Peace

  4. Hank you were an awesome individual.I worked beside you for couple of great years.. You were a walking book of knowledge and taught me many valuable life assets. We became friends on and off the job. You will be missed by everyone that new you…Take that one last ride my friend you always be my heart and everyone else’s. P.S watch for falling sticks…

  5. Hank was a wonderful man and a good friend. He will be missed by us all. Have a great reunion up there with Bill, I know the two of you are dancing in the sky.
    With great memories