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Jon William Thiel

December 17, 1941 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 78)


Jon W. Thiel age 78 of Auburn, IN died Monday, June 29, 2020 at  Parkview DeKalb Hospital – Auburn, IN. Jon was born December 17, 1941 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Lewis and Valera (Lohman) Thiel. He married Margaret L. Ort on May 8, 1976 in Auburn, IN.  Jon worked for I & M Power as a lineman and service man for 38 years, retiring in July 2000.

Jon was a United States Marine veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era.

Jon was a member of the Garrett American Legion and VFW with over 40 continuous years.

Jon is survived by his wife: Margaret L. Thiel, Auburn, IN; son: Scott (Cheri) Thiel, Fortville, IN; daughter: Holly (Jeffrey) Nix, Ft. Wayne, IN; son: Greg Skelly, Auburn, IN; son: Jeff Skelly, Ft. Wayne, IN; daughter: Teresa ( Dave) Rowe, Garrett, IN; sisters: Sara (Dick) Conrow, Churubusco, IN; Becky (Gwen Ostrander) Shedd, LaOtto, IN; brother: Dave (Barbara) Thiel, Garrett, IN; 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents: Lewis and Valera Thiel; brothers: Richard Thiel and Dan Thiel.


Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – Noon on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN,

Services will follow at Noon, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home with Dick Bond officiating.

There will be a luncheon immediately after at the Garrett American Legion Post #178 with military honors by the United States Marines and the Garrett American Legion presented at 2 p.m.

Burial will take place at a later date in Cedar Creek Cemetery – Auburn, IN.

Memorials are to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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July 2, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

Funeral Service
July 2, 2020

12:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

Military Honors
July 2, 2020

2:00 PM
Garrett American Legion Post (Cedar Creek Cemetery)


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