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AGE: 85


ADDRESS: 124 S. Third Street, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:03 AM Friday, February 2 at his residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice


IME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 1-4 PM at the Chelsea Conservation Club in the Town of Chelsea with military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 1:00 PM


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1932 at Medford


EDUCATION: Medford Elementary schools and was a 1950 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: June 23, 1956 in Milwaukee to Margaret “Midge” A. Weber and she survives


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and served during the Korean Was in the Army Corp. of Engineers. After the service, he returned to Medford and worked locally for James Peterson & Sons, Neuendorf Transportation, ANR Trucking, Central Sand & Gravel & Krug Tours for periods of time. He also served on the Medford City Council as an alderman and on the Taylor County Board for periods of time. He enjoyed storytelling, fishing, hunting, his green truck, the cabin at Shearer Lake, socializing, cobbling, the outdoors, driving truck and a recent trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.


MEMBER OF: Medford VFW Club, Chelsea Conservation Club and was a Lifetime member of the Medford American Legion Club


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Margaret “Midge” A. Thielke of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Debbi (Wayne) Weiland of Holcombe & Susan (Nanette) Thielke of Maplewood, MN


CHILDREN DECEASED: Sons – Robert Gordon & Robert Weber both in infancy


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Chelsea (Ryan) Mielke of Waupun, Christine (Marshall) Watry of Appleton & Scott (Hillary) Weiland of Naples, FL GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Kendall & Camden Watry, Bryce Mielke




DECEASED FATHER: Gilbert August Thielke


DECEASED MOTHER: Vivien Irene Wilson


OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given to either the Aspirus Dialysis Center of Medford or the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, 4404 Rib Mountain Drive #234, Wausau, WI 54401

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