Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Robert H. Thieman age 68 formerly of Minster, now a resident of Loveland, Ohio died on June 2, 2017, 76 years to the day of Lou Gehrig's death, at the Margaret J. Thomas Inpatient Care Unit of the Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
He was born on May 25, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Harold & Elizabeth "Betty" (Beckman) Thieman. He married Elaine "Ellie" Mestemaker on June 26, 1971 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, Ohio and she survives in Loveland.
He is survived by children: Kelly Johnston, Mokena, IL, Andrew & Jennifer Thieman, Cincinnati, Lindsay & Eric Severson, Cincinnati, grandchildren: Joseph, Abigail, Addison, Lucas, William, Ellie, Declan & one on the way, brothers & sister: Mark & Barbara Thieman, Minster, James & Tonya Thieman, Sidney, Paul Thieman, Sidney, Craig & Kristie Thieman, Louisville, Lynn & Keith Benninghoff, Allentown, PA.
He was a former member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster and a current member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Montgomery, Ohio.
He was a graduate of Minster High School and Miami University. He was the co-owner of several businesses and involved in local, state and national historical committees and societies, an officer on historical groups and a genuine historian that loved all history. He assisted in research for a number of authors of historical books.
He was a member of several civic and charitable organizations and a dedicated and national advocate for research and care for ALS. He also loved to travel and be with his grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, with Rev. Rick Nieberding, Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 9 and from 8:30 to 9:00 AM on Saturday.
In Lieu of flowers the family strongly suggests donations to go to ALS Association of Central & Southern Ohio/Fox Trotters at 1170 Old Henderson Rd. Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220, http://web.alsa.org/goto/foxtrotters2017 to help find a cure.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.