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John G Thiessen (1901-1969)

THIESSEN, SCHIERHOLZ, SCHROEDER, STEEHLINGER, PETERSEN, GILLESPIE

Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 2/27/2018 at 13:21:20

John G. Thiessen, the son of H. C. and Bertha Schierholz Thiessen was born February 15, 1901 in O'Brien County near Sutherland, Iowa and passed away at his home in Gaza, Iowa October 30, 1969. He was 68 years, 8 months and 15 days of age. He attended the rural schools near his childhood home.

On May 16, 1934 he was united in marriage to Loretta Schroeder at Cherokee, Iowa. They became the parents of 4 children. The couple farmed in the Sutherland community for several years before moving to a farm near Everly. In 1966 he retired and moved to Gaza.

Preceeding him in death were his parents, one son Edward John in 1961 and two sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Loretta, two daughters Mrs. Nora Steehlinger of Indian Rocks, Beach, Florida and Mary Joanne Thiessen of Spencer, 1 son James of Milford, one grandson George Steehlinger, two sisters, Mrs. Jens Petersen of Sutherland, and Mrs. Merle Gillespie of Cherokee, numerous other relatives and many friends.

John G Thiessen of Gaza passed away at his home October 30, 1969. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 1, 1969 in the Gaza Community Church at 2-00 p m . the Rev Donald W Erdman officiating Mrs. William Engelke. soloist, sang "Just As I Am" The organist was Mrs Phillip Jordan. The pall bearers were Wilbur Koch, James Koch, Robert Koch, Donald Petersen, Tom Gillespie, and Robert Ingwerson. Mrs. Mila Click and Mrs. Albert Weathers were in charge of flowers.

John. G. Theissen was laid to rest in the Waterman cemtery, Sutherland, Iowa. Baumgarten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sutherland (Iowa) Courier, Nov 6, 1969, p1


 

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