Harold G. Thiel, 89

Harold Thiel, 89, formerly of Port Washington and Fredonia, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. He was born Feb. 23, 1924 in the town of Fredonia, son of the late William and Elizabeth Wendtland Thiel. On Sept 11, 1947, he married Virginia Watry at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Port Washington. She preceded him in death in 2002.

Harold Thiel worked as a machinist at Simplicity Mfg. in Port Washington for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Fredonia, and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his five children Robert (Sandi) Thiel of Fredonia, Harold R. Thiel of West Bend, Gary (Jennifer) Thiel of Beaver Dam, Karen (the late Steve) Konitzer of Manawa and Jeff (Jean Roller) Thiel of Belgium, 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one brother-in-law Vince Weyker, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, four brothers and seven sisters.

Funeral will be Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Fredonia. Burial will be in Waubeka Union Cemetery. In state at the church Monday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church appreciated.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.