Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City where the family will be present the entire time. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
June Margaret Alma Sophie Kischer Thieman, the daughter of Walter and Florence (Swanberg) Kischer was born in Albert City, on June 9, 1920. June lived her youth in Albert City, graduating from Albert City High School in 1938. Following graduation, she attended Iowa State University.
On Nov. 14, 1944, June was united in marriage to Wayne Thieman at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City, while Wayne was on leave from active duty in the United States Navy. The marriage was blessed with three children, Jon, Kent and Kay.
For a short time after their marriage Wayne and June lived in San Diego, Calif. while Wayne waited for his discharge from the Navy. They also lived in Storm Lake and Washta, where Wayne completed his education and then began his teaching career. In 1949 Wayne and June moved to the Thieman family farm in rural Newell, where they enjoyed raising their family. June was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, singing in the choir for many years. From 1964 until 1982, June worked as a bookkeeper at Alceco in Albert City. For several years following their retirement, Wayne and June enjoyed spending winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. During the fall of 2005 they became residents of Pleasant View Home.
Those who will always cherish the memories of June include her children and their spouses: Jon and Kelly Thieman of Edgewood, Wash., Kent and Shelly Thieman of West Des Moines, Kay and Wade Little of Hudson, Colo., her grandchildren: Abby and Brad Beane of North Liberty, Nic and Lauren Thieman and great grandson Nicholas of Powell, Ohio, Alex Thieman of Tacoma, Wash., Alyson Thieman of Auburn, Wash., her brother, Everett Kischer of Brewster, Mass., her nephew, Scott and Bonnie Kischer of Wheaton, Ill., along with other relatives and friends
June was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne, on Nov. 14, 2008, the day of their 64th wedding anniversary.