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Jim Thiele
  • Memorials may be given to: Harrison County Humane Society 106 N 5th St. Logan, Iowa 51546

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“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of "Mr. T". He was my supervisor when I worked at Mutual of many great memories! I will...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Maxwell - Underwood, IA

“Enjoyed working with your father for many years at Mutual. He would show me pictures of the "farm" house as it was being built. Glad Bonnie and I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Bolton - OMAHA, NE - Friend

“Bob...Condolences & Best Regards From The Coffeen Family... ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: RD Coffeen - Omaha, NE - Coworker

“Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May each loving memory bring peace and comfort to his family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Mill - Omaha, NE - Coworker

“Robert and Debbie - You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was such a wonderful person!We have so many memories of your family's visits to Kansas...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Tesch - Baldwin City, KS

“So Very Very Sorry To Hear Mr. Jim Thiele Passed. Sincere Prayers. Love and Hugs To All The Family ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Patty Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time Your dad was a wonderful man. We enjoyed his friendship, with our deepest sympathy...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Arylis & Don Neal - DeSoto, KS

“Robert and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. He was a special person. I enjoyed his emails and he was great about checking in...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Belsky - Fremont, NE

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James John Thiele was born March 29, 1940, to John and Mary (Geiser) Thiele near Nickerson, Nebraska. Jim was raised near Hooper attending school and graduating from St. Patrick's High School in Fremont, Nebraska. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. After his honorable discharge he attended Omaha University part time while working at a variety of jobs. Jim married Miriam Snowbarger on April 28, 1962, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hooper. Jim graduated from Omaha University in 1968 with a degree in business. Jim worked at Mutual of Omaha from 1966 until his retirement in 2002. Miriam died on June 8, 2011.

Jim lived in Omaha most of his adult life. In 2000, Jim and Miriam moved near Woodbine. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine. Jim enjoyed reading, gardening, and landscaping to create habitat for wildlife. He also enjoyed wildlife, birds, and working with horses.

Jim died on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 77 years, eight months and five days.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Miriam; brother-in-law, Jerry Mahlberg; and beloved dog, Caesar. He is survived by his son, Robert Thiele and his wife Kathy of Logan, Iowa; daughter, Debora and her husband Mark Eberling of Springville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Skye and her husband Chris, Devon, John and his wife Sammi, Kaitlin, Nicole and Megan; four great grandchildren, Matthew, Madyson, Ellie and Payton; two sisters, Mary Mahlberg of Fremont, Nebraska and Joanne and her husband Marv Wilde of Hopewell, Virginia; and many other relatives and friends.