Michael Raymond Thieman,

71, died at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 20, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born June 7, 1939, in Milan, Ind., to Raymond and Irma Greive Thieman, who preceded him in death. On June 14, 1964, in Seymour, Ind., he married Nancy Redicker, who survives in Lima, OH.

Mr. Thieman was a 1957 graduate of Aurora, Ind., High School. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after having served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm eras. He was a graduate of the Army War College. He retired from Bank One as an area property manager.

Mr. Thieman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445, Wapakoneta, the Reserve Officer Association and the Armor Association. He was active with and supportive of the Boy Scouts and a member of the Cairo Gun Club. In 2003, Mike and Nancy began their journey by boat from Lake Erie to Key West, Fla. They wintered until 2005 when Hurricane Wilma sank the boat. They completed the “half loop.”

Survivors also include a son, Jonathan (Dawn) Thieman, of Streamwood, Ill.; two sisters, R. Susie Thieman, of Hawaii, and Jane (George) Stodola, of Minneapolis, Minn.; an uncle, Ted (Joanne) Greive, of Akron; three nieces, Jennifer Gall, Kris Roarke and Kim Miller; three nephews, Steve Redicker, Mark Redicker and Brad Fravel; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Gall; a brother-in-law, Doug Gall; and a niece, Lori Dobbins.


Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Lima, OH.

Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Rd. Aurora, IN 47001( across from the new Aurora Fire Department on Highway 50).   

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m.  at Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Ind.                                                                            

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2120 Lakewood Ave., Lima, OH 45805; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Aurora, Ind., or VFW Post 8445, Wapakoneta. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.