Viewing Judge Edward Thelen (1889-1956).
Edward Thelen served as Judge of the Probate and Juvenile Courts of Washington County for a quarter century. He seemed to possess all the qualities necessary for effective service in that office. In addition he served his community in other ways as well: he was active in the St. Croix River Improvement Association, an officer in the Washington County Historical Society and, as a veteran of World War I, active in the American Legion. After his death on April 6, 1956, one week shy of his sixty-seventh year, he was recalled at services in district court by a committee of his close friends for the county bar association: