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“Three sons visited his farmhouse Monday evening December 3, 2012 for various reasons including 90th birthday celebration plans, and putting a boat in...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Marv Thiel - Stockbridge, WI

“Deepest sympathies on the loss of a special man ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Schwalenberg - Cleveland, WI

“There are five men that had the great fortune to have Clarence and Clara Thiel as their Dad and Mom. Two of the greatest people that ever lived. ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Thiel - Arpin, WI - Son

“Our sympathy to the family of Clarence. An enjoyable person to have a conversation with when ever we met.x ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: joyce and art kopf - Chilton, WI

“Many great memories of the Christmas get together and reunions, a really great man. I will miss him dearly! Allan & Diane Breit ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Allan Breit - Elcho - Nepew

“Dad you will be greatly missed. You were a great dad and a best friend too. I know you are no longer lonely because you are finally back with the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Thiel - Chilton, WI - Son

“Clarence was a wonderfal man that I have known since childhood. Got to know him when he tended bar at my parents restaurent. I have memories of him...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Goeser - Sherwood, WI

“Clarence was one of the nicest guys I ever met. I always had fun talking to him when he stopped at the dealership. He had some great stories about...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mike (Crazy) Boll


Clarence M. Thiel, age 89 of Stockbridge, died on Wed. December 5, 2012, on the eve of his 90th birthday, at his home in the Town of Stockbridge. He was born on December 6, 1922 in St. John, son of the late Michael & Elizabeth (Bauer) Thiel.
He married Clara F. Groeschel on Sept. 14, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2003.
Clarence farmed in the town of Stockbridge most of his life. He was a mason, carpenter, and jack of all trades with his best friend Matt Diedrich. He and Clara also tended bar and waitressed for many years at the Gobblers Knob and the Brant Inn. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, and a retired member of the Stockbridge Community Fire Dept. His family was his most cherished possession. Clarence enjoyed wood working, gardening, fishing, sturgeon spearing, and going deer hunting without a gun.
Survivors include 5 sons, Charles (Sandy) Thiel of Kiel, Mike (Linda) Thiel of Arpin, Richard (Gail) Thiel of Stockbridge, Marvin (Gail) Thiel of Stockbridge, Joseph (Judy) Thiel of Chilton; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mardella (Larry) Wieseckel of Hilbert, Sr. Elizabeth Ann Thiel of Sherwood; a brother Art (Jane) Thiel of Chilton; a brother-in-law, Herbert (June) Groeschel of Stockbridge; 2 sisters-in-law, Irene Van Oss of Stockbridge, and Viola Emery of Fond du Lac.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson Timmy Thiel, a brother & sister-in-law, Norbert (Evelyn) Thiel; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Leander) Schmidt, Lorena (Rollie) Breit; 3 in-laws, Olive (Ray) Vander Zanden, Eugene Emery, and Howard Van Oss. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Sat. Dec. 8, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4 to 7 PM on Fri. and at St. Mary Catholic Church on Sat. from 9 to 10 AM prior to the funeral mass. A parish prayer service will be held at 7 PM Fri. evening at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Clarence M. Thiel.