THIELEN, M. H., Dr. 1866-1946
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/10/2016 at 09:32:08
Dr. M. H. Thielen Dies Sunday At Hospital
End Came Following A 3 Weeks' Illness From Pneumonia; Had Practiced Medicine In Grundy Center 47 Years
Dr. M. H. Thielen, who had in all probability administered to more sick people in Grundy county than any other doctor, died at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo at two o'clock Sunday morning. His condition had been very critical for a number of days and the end was not unexpected. He was taken ill three weeks before with pneumonia and kidney complications. On the second day of his illness he was removed to the hospital. His case was regarded as very serious from the beginning, though there was a period when it was believed that he might recover.
Dr. Thielen's death removes one of our best known, one of our most kindly and one of our most beloved men. He had ministered to the ills of Grundy county people daily from the time he came here with his bride 47 years ago up to the day of the beginning of his last illness. He liked Grundy Center the day he came here and continued this liking during the many years that he lived here. And he was liked and trusted in return. The home in Grundy Center that he and his wife selected when they came here remained their home during their lifetime.
Business Suspended During Funeral Service
Business in Grundy Center was suspended during the funeral service which was held at the Catholic church in Grundy Center yesterday forenoon. The service was conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Father Entringer. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Catholic cemetery. Casket bearers were V. F. Sieverding, R. E. Mertz, Martin and Jim Connell, A. J. Broderick and Nick Horbach.
Youngest of Family of 8
Dr. Thielen was the youngest of a family of eight, all of whom were born in Germany. Only one of the family, a brother, Barney, from Chanute, Kansas, remains. The four surviving children are Josephine, Dr. Edward of Waterloo, Katherine and Dr. John from Fonda. There are eight grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 February 1946, pg 1, 12
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