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Theresa Ann (Ripberger) Thieme

June 9, 1931 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 88)


Theresa Ann Thieme, age 88, of Kendallville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.  Mrs. Thieme was born in Tipton, Indiana on June 9, 1931 to the late Harry Andrew Ripberger and Helen Margaret (Henry) Ripberger.  She married Richard Herbert Thieme on February 18, 1950 in Fort Wayne and he preceded her in death on October 21, 2009.  She was employed with McCray Hospital in Kendallville as a unit clerk for many years and she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

Survivors include:
Son, Steven and Debbie Thieme of Fort Wayne.
Son, Randy and Cindy Thieme of Fort Wayne.
Son, Brian and Sarah Thieme of Columbia, Missouri.
Daughter, Debra and Evan Leinker of Churubusco.
Daughter, Janet Cross of Kendallville.
Daughter, Sandy and Steve Peterink of Kendallville.
22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Sister, Regina Imbody of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Elizabeth Salas of California.
She was also preceded in death by her son, David Thieme in 2018; granddaughter, Tesah Thieme in 2005; and 14 siblings. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville with Rev. Philip Rigdon officiating the service.  There will be an hour of gathering time at the church prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or School.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.

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November 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
Corner of Oak and Rush Streets
Kendallville, IN 46755

Memorial Service
November 30, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
Corner of Oak and Rush Streets
Kendallville, IN 46755

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