Arthur Erwin Thiem, 88, of Kendallville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Indiana. He was born on November 29, 1931 to Emil and Anna (Peitz) Thiem. He married Evelyn Mae Coleman on October 17, 1954, in Kendallville, Indiana. She survives. Arthur served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a foreman at the Kendallville Foundry and spent many years in retirement as the “lawn technician” at the Kendallville Lamplighter.
Surviving is daughter-in-law Cathy Thiem and granddaughter Laura (Thiem) Pepple and her husband, Ryan, all of Kendallville. Also surviving are a sister, Ilene (Thiem) Kuhl of Bradenton, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son David Thiem on May 10, 2019, and grandson Christopher Thiem on January 19, 2004. Also, by his brother Alfred Thiem.
According to Arthur’s wishes, no visitation or services will be held. Private burial has taken place at Avilla Cemetery in Avilla, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the Noble County Humane Shelter in honor of Arthur’s love for his pets throughout the years.
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