THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dolores C. Thielke
Issue Date: October 3, 2012
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring on Friday, Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m., for Dolores C. Thielke, 82, of Suring.
Visitation continued on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Suring officiated by Fr. William Stengel. Interment was at St. Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery. She passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26 after a three year struggle with cancer.
Born in Milwaukee on March 22, 1930 to the late William and Florence (DeCleene) Hermann, she graduated from cosmetology beauty school.
As a licensed cosmetologist, she practiced the trade until 1951 when she married Leo Thielke in Coleman. In 1968 she began working for the U.S. Postal Service and became the Cecil Postmaster in 1971, until retiring in 1991. A member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, she decorated the church for Christmas for many years. She loved the outdoors, growing flowers and mowing lawn. She enjoyed flower arranging, sewing, cooking and was well known for the many wedding cakes she made. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband and building bird houses. But most of all she enjoyed getting together with family and especially for the Hermann Family Reunion which has been a yearly occasion for 25 years.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Leo; children, Ruth (Ron) Bucheger of Oakhurst, Calif., Jerry (Yvonne) Thielke of Jackson, Jarvis (Jamie) Thielke of Dallas, Tex., Jim (Kathy) Thielke of Little Chute, Joe (Sharri) Thielke of Conway, Ariz., JoAnn (Tom) Usiak of Stiles and Amanda Shallow and Sue (Rich) Loberger of Green Bay; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Millie Thielke of Menomonee Falls, Bill (Lois) Hermann and Dan (Katie) Hermann of Milwaukee, Lois Peterson of Kenosha, Helen (Don) Macht of Muskego, Bernie (Joe) Palama of Franksville and Phil (Diane) Hermann of Pewaukee and many nieces and nephews.