Wayne E. Thies

May 29, 2014

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

3 brothers, 2 sisters and a great granddaughter Maylynn Shrock.


6 Condolences for “Wayne E. Thies”

  1. Greg Finch May 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I think the older we become, the more we reflect and appreciate those who made a positive impact in our lives. Wayne Thies was the ‘Ozzie’ to Beverly’s ‘Harriet’ of our neighborhood, a man who was always there for anyone, day or night, rain or shine. Wayne had a quiet strength, a hearty laugh, and a work ethic like no one I have ever known. He would engage any friend of his children in dialogue, genuinely interested in what they had to say—whether he tried to help us do Trig on his kitchen table or dunk a basketball in his back yard, he made everyone feel at home. The world lost a really good man yesterday. My heart and prayers go out to Beverly, Rodney, Randy, Robin, Rita and all the family.

  2. Linda Newnum May 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    My heart goes out to you, your mother, brothers, and sister. My prayer is for God to wrap His loving arms around you now and give you peace and strength to get thru this difficult time. (((HUGS)))

  3. Dave Fullenwider May 31, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Rodney, Rita, Troy, Sarah and families express our sorrow for your loss. Knowing you, I am certain he was a great man. Take time to care for your family.
    Dave Fullenwider
    Fullenwider Services Inc

  4. Michael J Frey May 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I will be unable to attend but will be there in spirit. I will always remember the wt in which he touched my life along with all of you for so many year. My prayers are with you and may God bless

  5. Nina Rice June 1, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Rita, so sorry that you lost your father. Know that I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers… Need anything, all you need do is simply ask..

  6. Cheri McKoon June 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Rita you are in my thoughts and prayers today. If you need me call me 765-379-2057

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