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Rodney Curtis Thiele

September 22, 2023 | 5 comments

Rodney Curtis Thiele age 92 of Holmen Wi, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born March 15th, 1931 to Benjamin & Myrtle (Stigen) Thiele. He married Norma J. Blair on July 3rd, 1949 in La Crosse, WI.

Rodney enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. Most of all he loved traveling and especially cruising.

He is survived by his son James (Carol) Thiele, Daughters Barbara Harmon and Jean Thiele, daughter-in-law Marion (Robert) Thiele and special friends Ken and Jolene Hauser and family.

He is preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Norma Thiele, son Robert (Bob) Thiele and a granddaughter Lisa Ann Rislov.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Noon at Olivet Beacon of Light Lutheran Church in La Crosse with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the Gundersen Health System nursing and hospice staff as well as all of their family and friends who helped with Rod’s care.



  1. Karen Wallace

    With Deepest Sympathy! I didn’t get to know Rod or Norma long but I enjoyed visiting with them a couple of times. I was Normas hospice volunteer for a short time. Rest in peace, Rod. Prayers for all of you! ❤

  2. Irene Wood

    Jim: So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to your family. Glenn/Irene Wood

  3. Christine LaSarge Schultz

    Your Dad was the sweetest man! Always had a smile on his face. 🙂

    We’ll miss seeing him come in for his taco salad for pick up at Pizza Corral.

    Thoughts and prayers to your family during this time.

    ~ Chris (Delivery/ Waitstaff for Pizza Corral, Holmen)

  4. Vicki Willard

    So sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. I work at Gundersen and for years both he & Norma would come in and tell me about their cruises. Even brought in photos to show me. They were both very nice people. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

  5. Larry J. Klinkenberg

    Sorry for your loss. I worked at Trane Co. at plant 6 for many years. I started in May 1969. They never had a more dedicated and conscientious worker than Rod. Always gave it his all each and every day. I think he machined over a million connecting rods over the years. He was all around nice guy and a pleasure to work with. I’m sure he will be greatly missed!


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