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Lawrence Anthony Thiel, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. He was born Feb. 19, 1945, in Terre Haute.
He graduated in 1963 from West Vigo High School, worked as an electrician at Duke Energy for 32 years, served as a Marine with 1/9 (Walking Dead) in Vietnam, was a member of the Marine Corps League, Young Men's Club of West Terre Haute, Legion 104, Eagles 291, and St. Benedict Catholic Church. He also loved to hunt, fish, play cards, wood working, and teasing his grand boys.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sheila Thiel; daughter, Martina "Tina" Brock; sons, Gregg A. Thiel and Matt Thiel and fiancée Sarah Wheat; brothers, William P. Thiel and wife Susie Thiel, Michael A. Thiel, and John C. Thiel and wife Annett Thiel; sister, Linda Booth; and four grandsons, Jake Brock, Hunter Thiel, Dillon Thiel, and Payton McCullough.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Francis and Rose Thiel; sister, Virginia Raley; and two infant brothers, Joseph and Greg Thiel.
Visitation is Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, 4 until 7 p.m. at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. The funeral service is Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Mass will begin at 12:05 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and Hope for Brionna.
Envelopes for both will be made available at the funeral home.
Published on August 3, 2017
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