Obit: Thums, Douglas A. #2 (1944 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bucher, Corbisier, Dassow, Dittrich, Fallos, Griffin, Kolecheck, Thums

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford and Rib Lake, WI) 8/22/2016

Thums, Douglas A. (7 MAR 1944 - 21 AUG 2016)

Douglas A. Thums, 72, of Westboro, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday August 21, 2016.

Doug was born March 7, 1944 to Leonard and Lorraine (Griffin) Thums, in Rib Lake, WI. He is a graduate of Rib Lake High School. Doug had been previously married three times.

He is survived by his significant other of twenty three years: Diane Dittrich of Westboro, Children: Lanny (Deanna) Thums of Westboro, Scott (Shelly) Thums of Rib Lake, Cameron (Page) Thums of Rib Lake. Stepchildren: Kelly, Lindsey, Kristen, Danny, Ricky, Seven grandchildren, and his best companion, Bear.

He is further survived by two Brothers: Richard Thums, Robert (Sandra) Thums both of Rib Lake, Sisters: Arlene Fallos of Rib Lake, Alice Corbisier of Cudahy, Phyllis (Michael) Kolecheck of Rib Lake.

Doug is preceded in death by his Parents, and Brothers in Law: Claude Fallos and Francis Corbisier.

Doug worked with the 139 Operating Union at Merrill Sand and Gravel. Doug was proud of his community and enjoyed constructing and restoring buildings. In 1974 he built Little Rib and Pebble Valley Mobile Home Parks. He also owned Rustic Trail and The Other Corner Restaurants in Westboro. He also was a logger throughout his entire life, and enjoyed working in the woods. Doug will always be remembered as being a hard worker.

He was a member of 139 Operating Union and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday August 25, 2016 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, With Father Otto Bucher. Interment will follow St. Ann’s Cemetery, Town of Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Scott Thums, Jr., Brock Thums, Dakota Thums, Mark Fallos, Jeremy Dassow, Andy Thums will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday August 24, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM, and visitation will resume Thursday morning at Good Shepherd at 9:00 – 10:45 AM.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial donations in honor of Douglas A. Thums can be given to his family, for designation at a later date.

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