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Thiel, Marion

Marion Laura Thiel, age 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with her loving husband Lenny at her side. Marion was born in Mackville on October 7, 1940 to the late John and Clara (Griesbach) Schmidt. On October 6, 1962 she married Leonard Thiel. On their first date, Lenny took Marion to the stock car races; they were devoted fans for the next 55 years. She loved all sports, football, baseball, basketball and NASCAR, she was always keeping Lenny up to date on important events in the world of sports. Marion enjoyed snowmobiling on her Arctic Cat and listening to classic country music, especially Daniel O'Donnell as she was a member of his fan club. One of her favorite pastimes was to take bus tours, she really enjoyed Audrey's Group, and her all time favorite tour was to Yellowstone National Park. Marion loved to visit friends in Branson Missouri, classic cars (especially the '57 Chevy) and cooking for friends and family. She touched many, and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Lenny, brothers and sister; Raymond Schmidt, Melvin (Mary) Schmidt, John Schmidt, Millie (Don) Weyenberg, Charlie (Ann) Schmidt and Robert (Barb) Schmidt, sisters and brothers in law; Judy Schmidt, Lois Geiser, Leroy (Verne) Thiel, Lloyd (Mary) Thiel, Lucy (Gary) Janke and Les (Joan) Thiel. She is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marion is preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father in law, brothers; Donald Schmidt and Frances Schmidt, sisters and brothers in law; Joann Schmidt, Lawrence (Erie) Thiel Jr., Elaine Thiel, Rodger Geiser and Marge Thiel.

A funeral mass for Marion will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Edward Catholic Church, N2926 State Hwy 47, Mackville with the Rev. Dan Felton officiating. Friends and family may call at the church from 9:00AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Marion's name has been established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at AMC, especially Dr. Swanson and the nurses in the ICU; both Mary's, Amy, Kristi and Amber for your wonderful care of Marion.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 15 to May 17, 2014
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