Dawn M. Thiel, 66
Dawn M. Thiel (nee Osbourne), 66, of
West Bend, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Hartford Care Center
after a short battle with cancer.
She was born on March 4, 1942 in Milwaukee to the late Arthur
"Ozzie" and Jane (nee Matthews) Osbourne.
Dawn was a member of the West Bend Senior Center, and of the Senior Center
Band and Chorus. She was a member of the community theater Stage Door
players, and organized the play for the West Bend centennial celebration.
Dawn enjoyed playing sheepshead and canasta, and spending time at her
computer. She was active in medieval re-enactments and organized youth
softball leagues along with other youth programs in the complex where she
lived. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, including
family gatherings and vacations.
Dawn is survived by six children, Rick (Theresa) Reuter of West Bend,
Jayne (Scott) Topel of West Bend, Laurie (Darryl) Pree of Kewaskum,
Michelle Thiel of West Bend, Chris Thiel of West Bend, and Melissa Thiel
of Kewaskum; four grandchildren, Samantha Randall, Kayla Topel, Brittany
Reuter and Brooke Reuter; two nieces, June (Kevin) Ponanski of Hartford,
and April (Jamie) Theusch of Fond du Lac her former husband, Harold Thiel
of West Bend; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Osbourne and Larry
Osbourne; and her uncle and aunt, Harold and Marie Michaels.
A family gathering for relatives and friends in remembrance of Dawn will
be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral
Home, West Bend. Memorials to the family are appreciated.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of
both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Hartford Care Center, for their
loving care extended to Dawn during her illness.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com