SANDRA Y. THIEMAN, age 74
Of New Bremen, died on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 7:31 P.M. She was born on March 23, 1944 in Celina, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wilbur A. and Corrine A. (Scheer) Dicke. After her mother’s passing, Sandy was raised by her step-mother, the late Irene E. (Kruse) Dicke. On November 28, 1964, she married Thomas Thieman, and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are their children Todd (Mari) Thieman of New Bremen, Darlene (Trevor) Altman of Littleton, CO, and Michelle (Bartt) Suchland of New Bremen; their grandchildren: Alyssa, Abbi, Alayna, and Aaron Thieman, Madison, John, and Troy Altman, and Logan and Will Suchland, a sister Susan (John) Vogel of St. Marys, and a sister-in-law Beverly Dicke of New Bremen. Along with her parents and step-mother, Sandy was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Dicke.
Sandy was an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she was involved with several groups and organized the monthly senior luncheons. She was a 1962 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, and graduated from the Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. Over the years she worked as a nurse in several locations, but ultimately ended up helping her husband Tom to run the family business, Thieman Stamping. She was involved with the Auglaize County Crisis Center, was a board member for the United Church Homes, and was a Kindergarten volunteer at New Bremen Schools. Sandy loved her family and spending time with them was very important to her. Some of their favorite activities included fishing, traveling, playing games, attending sporting events, mushroom hunting, and rescuing monarch butterflies. Sandy will be remembered as kid at heart, always putting others needs ahead of her own. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, and a good friend.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Following the service the family invites friends to join them for a fish fry held at the Speedway Lanes in New Bremen. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Sunday. Memorial contributions in memory of Sandy can be made to the Auglaize County Crisis Center, The Nicholas School, or Camp Washington United Church of Christ. Condolences to the Thieman family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.
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Roxy Salvage Sorah saysAugust 28, 2018 at 8:27 am
Condolences to the family and friends . Sandy was my classmate and, although we didn’t stay in touch after graduation, something I regret; I have often thought of her. Her sweet personality and smile have never left my memories of her nor ever will. Knowing her was a gift.
Rev. Sam Buehrer saysAugust 28, 2018 at 11:20 am
Tom. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the death of your wife, Sandy. I enjoyed my time working with you on Church and Ministry in NWOA and have thought of you often since those days. My prayers are with you and your family.
Roger and Cheryl Barlage saysAugust 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed ralkng with Sandy. She was such a wonderful person. She will be missed. May God be with your family.
Lois Poly saysAugust 29, 2018 at 3:55 am
My heartfelt sympathy to Tom and her children/grandchildren! Thoughts and prayers be with you all. Sandy was a classmate of mine and a beautiful person!
Russell W. Morris saysAugust 29, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Tom: You and your Family were truly Blessed with a wonderful person. As a fellow High School classmate the first time we met was then and being from Noble Township and a farm boy it was a big change in routine and she reached out and helped me. Then later Opened your home to the class reunion and was always graceous . truly a Blessing to have called her a friend. Gone too soon but not forgotten
John and Rosella Bornhorst saysAugust 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm
My heartfelt sympathy to Tom and children and grandchildren. She was very nice to everybody, and missed by all.
Tim & Patty Meyers Family saysAugust 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm
Our sympathy goes out to the Thieman family. Sandy was very nice to our son, Christopher Meyers at Thieman Stamping, and he would always comment on her friendliness. I’m sure she will be missed by many. May the Thieman Family continue to be blessed with fond memories of times together with Sandy. May the LORD heal your broken hearts and bless all of you daily. The Tim Meyers Family
Rod and Marlene Klose saysSeptember 1, 2018 at 8:54 am
Tom and family, We are very saddened of the passing of Sandy. She was a wonderful, loving, giving person and will leave a huge hole in the community. We will miss her. Please accept our sympathy.
Walt-Ermie schmitmeyer saysSeptember 1, 2018 at 9:11 am
TO THE FAMILY
We Share your Sorrow
Woodrow W. Rickman II saysSeptember 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm
So sorry to hear of your loss to your family. Our thoughts go out to the entire family.
David and Mary Dunlap saysSeptember 3, 2018 at 9:30 am
Our heart felt prayers and condolences go out to the Thieman Family at your loss.
Laurel Humes saysSeptember 4, 2018 at 7:42 am
We just learned of Sandy’s passing. Our prayers are with Tom and her family. Washington United Church of Christ in Cincinnati has lost a good friend.
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