Harold Thiel, age 89 years, formerly of Port Washington and Fredonia, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. He was born February 23, 1924 in Town of Fredonia, son of the late William and Elizabeth Wendtland Thiel. On Sept 11, 1947, he married Virginia Watry at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington. She preceded him in death in 2002. Mr. Thiel worked as a machinist at Simplicity Mfg. in Port Washington for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Fredonia and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family. Survivors include his five children Robert (Sandi) Thiel of Fredonia, Harold R. Thiel of West Bend, Gary (Jennifer) Thiel of Beaver Dam, Karen (the late Steve) Konitzer of Manawa and Jeff (Jean Roller) Thiel of Belgium, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 1 brother in law Vince Weyker, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren and 4 brothers and 7 sisters. Funeral Monday eve. December 9, 7 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fredonia. Burial will be in Waubeka Union Cemetery. In state at the CHURCH Monday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church appreciated. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com ... Read More
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Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Harold. He was a good friend to our mother at the Samaratin and we enjoyed many interesting conversations with him.
In heaven you are restored to all that life took away. We'll see you again some day Grandpa, in the mean time the memories are great... M&M's will always remind me of you!
It has been decades since I last visited with Harold. As a young employee at Simplicity I remember his peaceful and jolly nature. I recall him generously sharing the sweet corn crop in season or the card games during lun... more
With sincerest sympathy with the loss of your father to the Harold Thiel family. During this difficult time, may you find comfort in God's love. Lambert&Angie Burton