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Vern & Bunny Thelen Family Foundation supports local charities, education, and medical research to improve the lives of our communities.
Matching Funds: Please check with your employer to see if they have a program to match donations to non-profits. Our 501(c)(3) tax id number is 20-0260049
Checks: If you would rather donate by check, mail to: V&B Thelen Family Foundation, P.O. Box 501, Spring Grove, IL 60081 Phone: +1 (847) 838-8863
Donating more than $611,000 since 2003
Vern & Bunny Thelen instilled in their 9 children the blessing of giving. Vern started his business, Thelen Sand & Gravel, because
his parents (John and Agatha Thelen) needed someone to build roads for their farm that would become Pistakee Highlands in Illinois.
Vern’s brother, Ray, later joined him in the business.
Bunny, who went to high school with Ray, was the only child of Jake and Tillie Stoffel. Vern moonlighted as a skate guard at the
McHenry skating rink and Bunny decided the best way to meet him was to fall down...a lot...so Vern would have to go and pick her up.
Bunny & Vern married 17-Oct-48 and started their family:
John “Jack” (Debbie), Mary Beth (Bob), Sue (Warren), Tom (Paige), Pete (Terry), Steve (Di), Ann (Mark), Barb (Mark), and Peg (Tom). Of course, the family grew from there. Jack & Debbie had John (Tami), Jessica, and Jennifer (Pat). Mary Beth & Bob had Mike (Nichole) and Peggy (Dan). Sue and Warren had Roger and Ben. Tom & Paige had Drew (Samantha) and Taryn (Eric). Steve and Di had Matt (Michelle) and Erin (Patrick). Ann’s step-son Jason (Hilary) is also an integral part of the family. Barb & Mark had Matilda, Samatha and,Rachel. Peg & Tom had Jacob (Emily), Lexi (Bryan), & Annie.
The great-grandchildren are John & Tami’s: Taylor, Jake, & Kylie; Jennifer and Pat's: Grace & Annabelle; and Peggy & Dan’s: Vincent and Michael; Mike and Nichole's: Petra and Stevie; Drew and Samantha's Sawyer and Bryce; Taryn and Eric's Hadley and Piper; Matt and Michelle's Mason, Charley, and Riley; Erin & Patrick's Daphne; Jason and Hillary's Addison and Bryson.
Don't just take, Give some back
US Tax-ID 20-0260049 a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2003
Vern & Bunny Thelen Family Foundation, P.O. Box 501, Spring Grove, IL 60081, +1 (847) 838-8863