David A. Thiel age 73 of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital – Ft. Wayne, IN. David was born June 25, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Lewis and Valera (Lohman) Thiel and they preceded him in death. David married Barbara L. Bowman on April 20, 1968 in Wolcottville, IN. He was a CAD engineer at C & A Tool – Auburn, IN - retiring in 2018.
David was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post #178 and was a United States Airforce and Army veteran.
David is survived by his wife: Barbara L. Thiel, Garrett, IN; son: David L. (Julie) Thiel, Huntertown, IN; daughter: Vivian (Wayne Martin) Thiel, Garrett, IN; 3 grandchildren: Alexandria (Wayne) Buchan and their children: Atticus and Malakai Buchan, Ft. Wayne, IN; Caleb Gose, Garrett, IN; Kaitlynn Thiel, Huntertown.; 2 sisters: Sara (Dick) Conrow, Churubusco, IN and Becky (Gwen Ostrander) Shedd, LaOtto, IN
David was preceded in death by his parents: Lewis and Valera Thiel and 3 brothers: Richard, Dan and Jon Thiel.
The family is requiring everyone to wear a mask when in the funeral home.
Services will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN with calling 2 hours prior to services.
Military honors will be presented by the United States Army and the Garrett American Legion Post#178 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home.
Burial will take place at a later date in South Milford Cemetery – LaGrange County.
Memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Project
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