Rev. Robert A. Thiele

Lake City – Rev. Robert A. Thiele, 86, died Friday, October 19, 2012 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 24th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City with burial in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Lake City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City with a vigil service at 7 p.m.  Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City handling the arrangements.

Rev. Robert A. Thiele was born on December 25, 1925 at Breda, Iowa, the 7th of 8 children born of Frank & Anna (Schulte) Thiele.  He was educated at St. Joseph School in Ashton, IA; Loras College, Dubuque, Creighton University, Omaha and seminary at St. Bernard, Dubuque.  He was ordained on June 4, 1955 at Cathedral in Sioux City by Bishop Mueller and served parishes of St. Joseph & Kuemper in Carroll, Blessed Sacrament in Sioux City, St. Cecelia in Algona, Sacred Heart in Ledyard, OLGC in Moorland, St. Boniface in Charter Oak, St. Mary in Ute, St. Mary in Danbury, & St. Mary in Lake City.  He retired on July 15, 1997.

Survivors include his sister, Irene Richter of Ashton, brother-in-law, Jim Streit of Milford and sister-in-law, Zita Thiele of Sibley.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and six brothers and sisters.

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