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James Robert Thieme


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James Robert Thieme Obituary
James Robert Thieme

Lafayette - October 25, 1929 - September 4, 2018

On September 4, our dear, sweet father departed this earthly life. James Robert Thieme (Jim) was a beloved father, husband, and friend to many. Jim was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. He was the second child of Fred and Josephine Thieme. He attended Saint Joseph's High School and Purdue University, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. Shortly after, he married Ellen Patrick and moved to California. He had a keen interest in aerospace, and the move to California was prompted by a new career awaiting him at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA. He retired after 34 years of service with Lockheed.

Jim never forgot his hometown, and he stayed deeply connected with his family in Lafayette, Indiana. He is survived by his brother J.Thomas Thieme and sisters, Josephine Deible and Barbara Schrader (Jim). He is preceded in death by his wife Ellen, brother John Thieme, his sisters-in-law, Carol Thieme (wife of John) and Jane Thieme (wife of Tom), and his brother-in-law, Richard Deible (husband of Josephine). He is forever remembered and loved by his four children, Michael (Melissa), Catherine, Mary (David), and Fred (Lesley), sister-in-law Grace, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Jim's family invites you to consider a donation to If/When Social Justice or a . For assistance with If/When donations or Celebration of Life information, please call 805-455-9827.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 12 to Sept. 16, 2018
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