She was born on June 8, 1918 in Hortonville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (Maas) Radichel. On October 26, 1940, Tilly was united in marriage to Harvey Thiel at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville. He preceded her in death on October 2, 1990. Tilly was an active member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Dale. Her strong faith guided her to help others through volunteering, serving with the Ladies Aid and helping at the Food Pantry. Tilly loved to do embroidery, crossword puzzles, watch Packer games, and especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by four sons, David (Marie) Thiel, Hortonville; LeRoy Thiel, Kaukauna; Dennis Thiel, Fremont and Dewey (Jane) Thiel, Dale; her daughter, Joann (Tony) Jansen, New London; a son-in-law, Henry Sommer, Fremont; 10 beloved grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Krause, Racine; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Radichel, Hortonville and Arlene Radichel, CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tilly was preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Sommer; three brothers, Leland, Harold and Kenneth Radichel; a daughter-in-law, Sue Thiel; and a sister-in-law, Connie Radichel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, N926 Dale Ave., Dale. Rev. William Finn will officiate. Burial will be in Dale Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, at the church, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Lewin Funeral Home, Fremont is assisting the family.
Tilly’s family would like to thank the entire staff at St. Joseph’s Residence for the care, compassion and love given to her and her family during her time there. A special Thank you to Lynn Adams and Nancy Bellile. Your kindness will never be forgotten.