Obit: Thiel, Geraldine (1924 - 1953)
Surnames: Thiel, Brickl, Rupert, Podevels, Goldschmidt, Svoboda, Fechhelm, Kern, Ahlquist, Oelke, Cook, Sautner, Hermann, Kohn, Scheckleman
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/10/1953
Thiel, Geraldine (7 Feb. 1924 - 5 Dec. 1953)
Mrs. Gordon Thiel died late Saturday evening in the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital at the age of 29 years. Her death was attributed to a heart attack suffered during surgery. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. Frank Brickl officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Harold Rupert, Harold Podevels, Richard Goldschmidt, Harry Svoboda, Joe Fechhelm and John Kern.
Mrs. Thiel was born on February 7, 1924, in Marshfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Fechhelm. The family moved here about 10 years ago. She married Gordon Thiel on December 20, 1947, since which time the family lived on a farm in the town of Frankfort.
Mrs. Thiel is survived by her husband and two small daughters, Mary Ann and Judy; her mother, Mrs. Louis Ahlquist of Marathon City; three brothers, Donald Fechhelm of Racine, Kenneth and Thomas Fechhelm of Marathon; two sisters, Mrs. Clem (Jean) Schmidt of Thorp and Mrs. Gordon (Joan) Oelke of Marathon. She was preceded in death by her father.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thiel, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Thiel and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cook of Laramie, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fechhlem, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sautner and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hermann of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. John Kohn of North Fond du Lac, Roman Fechhelm of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Scheckelman of Loyal.
Mrs. Thiel will be remembered by members of her family and her friends as a faithful member of St. Mary’s congregation who always endeavored to perform her duties faithfully and well. Being of a congenial disposition, she had many friends who will miss her.
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