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Donald F. Thiel

December 2, 1930 January 31, 2018
Donald F. Thiel
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Mr. Donald F. Thiel, age 87, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Brian’s House. The son of the late Frank and Theresa (Riley) Thiel, he was born on December 2, 1930 in Pigeon. Don served his country with the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Dow Corning after more than 30 years of employment. Don was a faithful member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church where he was active with the Parish Council and Lay Ministry. He enjoyed shopping, playing golf and going to the casino.

On September 8, 1956 Don married the former Gahl M. Buerker and she preceded him in death on February 19, 2016. He survived by his four children and spouses, Julie (Bob) Mackey of Saginaw, Mary (Mike) Toyzan, Pete (Kathy) Thiel, and Amy (John) Andrzejewski, all of Bay City; his grandchildren, Karl (Margo) Fritz, Beth (Baron) Miller, Eric Fritz, Stacy (Max) Byron, Anthony and Stephanie Toyzan, Andrew (Samantha) Vaillancourt, Brandon Vaillancourt, Andrew, Daniel, and Stephen Jacobs, Kyle and Kirk Andrzejewski; great grandchildren, Alexis Ferguson, Max Byron, Kennedy and Maizy Fritz, and Paxton and Brinkley Miller. Don was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Martin (Virginia) Thiel and Reilly (Ruby) Thiel.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held later this spring at Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church and will be announced by the Trahan Funeral Chapel. A private family Rite of Committal has taken place at St. Patrick Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments:

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