HELEN M. THIEME, 83, of Decatur, died Monday, June 18, 2012. Surviving are her husband, Otto W.A. Thieme of Decatur; four sons, Rickey (LeAnn) Thieme ,Philip Thieme, Bruce "Checkers" (Patty) Thieme, Rodney (Darlene) Thieme; two daughters, Tina Gaskill and Tonia Stoppenhagen; brother, Richard (Marge) Barger; two sisters, Virgene Bowers and Mildred Riley; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Colleen K. Haire-Thullner; one grandson, Michael McCombs; one great-granddaughter, Paige Clemons; and three sisters, Marcilla Gerber, Phyllis Reinhart, Wilma Funk. Service is 1 p.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. In lieu of flowers or other items, Helen had requested that memorials be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School, or donor's choice. For complete obituary information and to sign the on-line guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 19, 2012