William M. "Bill" Thieman, age 72, of Storm Lake, died on Friday, September 6, at the Buena Vista Manor Care Center in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverend Connie Spitzack officiating. Burial was in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Albert City. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church.
William Martin "Bill" Thieman was born March 28, 1930 in Albert City, the son of Warren August and Anna Margaret (Blohm) Thieman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Albert City. Bill was an all-around sports star earning 15 letters before graduating from Albert City High School in 1948. He later served for two years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Buena Vista College in 1954.
Bill started his career as a teacher/coach in Cherokee. He later worked as a sales representative and sales manager for Jostens in Ames and Minneapolis and then with Intercollegiate Press of Overland Park, KS. Upon returning to Iowa, he worked as a sales representative for Iowa Office Supply Company and Buena Vista Printing and Stationery in Storm Lake.
He was united in marriage to Lenore Langrock of Cedar Falls in 1955. The couple divorced thirty years later.
He had been an active member of St. Mark Lutheran Church since 1972. Bill was a Storm Lake Little League coach, he loved sports of all kinds and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his former wife Lenore of Iowa City; two daughters, Linda Thieman and Nancy Thieman both of Storm Lake; two sisters, Dorothy Ann Darrow and her husband Jack of Albert City and Mary Lou Wenger and her husband Paul of St. Petersburg, FL. Also surviving are one niece, five nephews and a host of friends.
Bill's parents preceded him in death.