Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
New Bremen native Kenneth E. Thielker, 79, a resident of the Auglaize Acres of Wapakoneta, for the past five years, died at 7:17 a.m. July 24, 2006, in the emergency room of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 11, 1926, near New Bremen, to Elmer and Hulda Schmidt Thielker.
Survivors are a nephew, Robert Bernhold, Minster; two nieces, Ann Diedrich, Siebring, Fla., and Linda Bernhold, Las Cruces, N.M.; and a number of great nephews and nieces.
Deceased is a sister, Mary Jane Bernhold.
He worked at the former Kuenzel Woolen Mills in New Bremen and also at the woolen mills in Piqua and St. Marys. He also did lawn work in the New Bremen area. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours is after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.