Wayne E. Thies 82, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born November 9, 1931 in Potter, Nebraska to the late August & Vivian (Hibbard) Thies. He married Beverly Parsons on August 7, 1955 in Morrill, Nebraska and she survives. Mr. Thies grew up in Nebraska before moving to Frankfort in 1965. He was a 1949 graduate of Potter High School, Potter, NE and Coyne Electric School for Electricians in Chicago 1951. An electrician, he worked for Delco in Kokomo for 32 years, retiring in 1997. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon there and for 12 years was a custodian for the church. He was also a member of the American Legion in Morrill Nebraska and on the board of directors with Habitat for Humanity.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 2nd at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, Ind., with visiting one hour before the service at the church. Burial with Military Rites will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Wife: Beverly Thies of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Rodney (Becky) Thies of Frankfort, Randy (Lori) Thies of North Fort Myers, FL, 2 Daughters: Robin (Carrel) King and Rita Northern both of Frankfort, 9 Grandchildren: Ryan (Britny) Thies of St. Petersburg, FL, Crystal (Andrew) Stewart of Anchorage, AK, Andrea (Casey) Sebree of Orlando, FL, Carrie (Companion Aaron) Thies of Lafayette, IN, Sarah Thies of Orlando, FL, Christopher Thies of Frankfort, Erik Shrock of Frankfort, Daniel Northern of Frankfort and Lauren King of Frankfort, 8 Great Grandchildren.
3 brothers, 2 sisters and a great granddaughter Maylynn Shrock.