Pike County Express
Pike County Express
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Description: Obituary of Thiele, Marshall T.

Date: May 21 2008

Newspaper published in: Pittsfield

Page/Column: 11 / 1

Marshall T. Thiele, age 94, of the Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester, Il. and formerly of Perry, Il. died early Thursday (May 15, 2008) at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, Il. He was born May 9, 1914 near Perry, Il. son of the late Oliver and Marie Hackwith Thiele. He married Mary E. Leahr on September 30, 1939 in Pittsfield, Il. and she preceded him in death on October 4, 1994. Surviving is one daughter Marilyn Finch and husband Ronald of Winchester, Il.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Calvin Thiele of Pittsfield, Il.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, Russell Thiele. Mr. Thiele was a graduate of Chambersburg High School in Chambersburg, Il. He was a past employee of Brown Shoe Factory in Pittsfield, Il. for over 30 years. He also farmed his parent's farm in Brown County, Il. for a few years before retirement. Marshall loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and gardening. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Monday (May 19, 2008) at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Pittsfield. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1 until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association both c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Home Box 513 Pittsfield, Il. 62363. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com

Submitted: 05/22/08

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