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David Arthur Thiem

February 10, 1959 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 60)


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David Arthur Thiem, age 60, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.  David was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 10, 1959 to Arthur Emil and Evelyn Mae (Coleman) Thiem.  He graduated from East Noble High School in 1977 and married Cathy Lynn Young on May 5, 1979 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion.  David was employed with Parker-Hannifin for 35 years.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and loved Notre Dame football, Indiana University basketball, The Beatles and Yes.  He also loved reading, photography, and his dog, Zoe. 

Survivors include: 
Wife, Cathy Thiem of Kendallville.
Daughter, Laura and Ryan Pepple of Kendallville.
Parents, Art and Evelyn Thiem of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Connie and Rich Maassel of New Haven.
Sister-in-law, Cheryl Young of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher David Thiem in 2004; mother and father-in-law, Ilene and John Young; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Ackman.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 15th from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Philip Rigdon will officiate the funeral service.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.
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Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.

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May 15, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Funeral Service
May 16, 2019

4:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church
Corner of Oak and Rush Streets
Kendallville, IN 46755

May 16, 2019

6:00 PM
Lake View Cemetery
Riley Road
Kendallville, IN 46755

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