Fred E. Thiemer
Fred E. Thiemer died June 4th 2014, at Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee, Florida. Fred was born to Fred and Agnes Thiemer on September 4th 1933, on Staten Island, New York. He was an Army Veteran and graduated from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY. Fred made his successful career in the metal casting industry selling copper based alloys to foundries worldwide. He was a consummate salesman and traveled extensively in the U.S. and some abroad. He valued and enjoyed his membership in the Non-Ferrous Founders' Society (NFFS) having served on the Board and also on the Elections and Executive Committees. He was also a member of the American Foundry Society. Fred knew at least a million jokes and loved to laugh and make others laugh. Fred enjoyed collecting and restoring antique cars and boats and he and Diana gutted and rebuilt a 100-year-old church in Mantua, Ohio and made it their home for a decade. Fred was president of Rotary there and also served on the town council. Fred loved fishing, gardening, cooking and playing the tenor saxophone.
Fred is survived by his wife Diana of 58 years, his brother Robert Thiemer, his dear Aunt Edna (Joseph) Werner, of Staten Island, NY, and his children, Elaine (Bruce) Harrison, Fred Thiemer Jr., Val (Jim) Fox, and Diana Thiemer. He loved his seven grandchildren very much: Ashley, Kelley, Lindsey, Austin, Andrew, Eli and Lexi. He had many colleagues and friends that will miss him. Those who wish to honor his memory, please consider making a donation to the
, the Audubon Society or a charity special to your heart.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on June 11, 2014