Carl Thelen and Jesse Thelen Death: Two Stearns County men killed in avalanche.
According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, 43-year-old Jesse Thelen and 40-year-old Carl Thelen among other six snowmobilers were killed in an avalanche on Scotch Bonnet Mountain, north of U.S. Highway 212 near Cooke City, Montana, on Monday, December 27, 2021.
Per multiple reports, the two victims were cousins. They were in their second days of riding of riding when the incident happened.
“Words are escaping us right now. The tragic loss of Jesse Thelen and his cousin Carl Thelen will forever change the world of those that knew them,” Cottew Motorsports announced.
“All of us at Cottew Motorsports were better because he was in our lives. You could find Jesse always lending a helping hand wherever needed, you could see him
visiting with those he knew (or didn’t know), always with a smile on his face, always in that selfless way of his.”