Dorothy M. #2 (1918 -2002)
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Surnames: Thieme, Thompson, Nelson, Bower, Neumann, Holtzheimer
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Hardrath Family Photo Album
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Thieme, Dorothy M. (27 May 1918 – 14 Jan. 2002)
Dorothy M. Thieme, 83, Colby, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in the emergency room of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.
She was born May 27, 1918, in the town of Hoard, the daughter of Albert and Irene (Thompson) Nelson. She was married to Franklin Thieme on June 15, 1944. They farmed in the town of Hull for 22 years, moving to Colby in 1964.
Mrs. Thieme graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a bachelor of science in education and taught school in Owen and Dorchester, and for 15 years for the Colby School district, retiring in May of 1979. She was member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, and enjoyed playing cards, gardening, canning and reading. She had resided at the Angelus Retirement Community in Colby since November of 2001.
She is survived by one daughter, Geraldine (Brent) Bower, Hilbert; three sons, James (Chris) Thieme, Colby, Rodney Thieme, Abbotsford and Robert Thieme, Spencer; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Mary Nelson, Abbotsford, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Clarence Nelson.
Funeral services were held Jan. 18, 2002 at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann presided. Burial was in Colby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Nelson, Dale Nelson, Dan Holtzheimer, Travis Thieme, Jason Thieme and Derek Thieme.
Maurina Funeral Home, Abbotsford assisted the family with arrangements.
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