Leroy W. Thiems, age 86, of Edwardsville, Illinois died at 8:03 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon.
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Leroy retired in 1990 after 23 years working in the service department at Cassens & Sons.
Leroy was born August 15, 1927 in Old Ripley, Illinois the son of the late John & Ella (Hamann) Thiems. He married Elinor Schaberg on June 9, 1956, in Edwardsville.
Besides his wife he is survived by 1 son, Craig Thiems of Edwardsville; and 1 brother, Earl Thiems of New Douglas.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Thiems.
Leroy was a 57 year member of Eden United Church of Christ, the Eden Brotherhood, and the Eden Golden Seniors. In recent years he had been attending church at the Well United Church of Christ in Glen Carbon.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Leroy was also a member of the Illinois Wildlife Federation In 2002 he was inducted into the Illinois Sportspersons Hall of Fame. He also was a member of the Teamsters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Nancy Cahalan officiating.
Interment will be at St. James Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be given to The Well United Church of Christ or Special Olympics.
Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014
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