Obit: Thieme, Norman A. (1947 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Frahman, Krueger, Marcott, Mengel, Rinehart, Stine, Theilig, Thieme, Turner
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 5/14/2015
Thieme, Norman A. "Butch" (12 JUN 1947 - 4 MAY 2015)
Norman A. "Butch" Thieme passed away Monday evening May 4, 2015 after a very short but courageous battle with a brain tumor.
He was born on the home farm in the Township of Hoard, Rural Owen, Wisconsin on June 12, 1947. Norman is the son of Arthur and Alvina (Theilig) Thieme.
Norman graduated from 8th grade at Park School in the township of Hoard and continued his education at Owen Withee High School.
On August 20, 1966 he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Rinehart at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee, WI.
Norman and Pat were blessed with four wonderful children Nicholas Thieme of Thorp, Crystal Krueger of Merrill, Cindy Thieme of Merrill, and Neal Thieme of Gleason.
Norman was a skilled jack of all trades. In his lifetime he worked for many places including; on the family farm, and many other farms including his own farm, 4 cheese factories, drove a milk truck picking up cans of milk at farms, 3 implement dealers, Will's gas Company, 2 mobile home plants, Marshfield Wilbert burial vaults, worked at a black tapping company, Weathershield windows, and motor patrol.
After all his hard work he still had time for family and friends, making firewood, large gardens, riding horses, dart ball, bowling, collecting antique Massey Harris tractors and machinery, tractor pulls, and coaching Pat's softball teams. In his last years, he enjoyed fishing and the Edgar Steam and Gas Engine Club.
Norman is survived by his wife, Pat, four children, six grandchildren; Matthew Stine, Stacey Stine, Rachelle Thieme, Paige (Laven) Thieme, Joshua Krueger, and Jared Krueger, and one great-grandchild; Bradley Stine. He is also survived by 3 sisters LaVerna Marcott of Curtiss, Annette Frahman of Shelton WA, and Pearl Mengel of Augusta GA; two sisters-in-law; Delores (Glen) Turner and Arlene Thieme, and 3 brothers-in-law; Warren (Wanda) Rinehart, Douglas (Diane) Rinehart, Dennis (Renee) Rinehart and mother-in-law; Joyce Rinehart. Norman is also survived by many nieces, nephews, long time friends, and his faithful companion Teddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law; Donald Rinehart, brothers; Arnold and Alvin, brothers-in-law; Art Marcott, Richard Mengel and Lester Frahman and his "catch" partner Buddy.
Memorial services will be Saturday, May 16th at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford at 11:00AM. Visitation will be Friday May 15th, from 4 - 8pm at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and also 9:00AM until time of services on Saturday May 16th. Burial will be held at a later date.
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