Obituary for David L. Thiel

Posted on February 24, 2021

David L. Thiel, 74, of Upper Sandusky, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Feb. 20, 2021.

He was born on June 24, 1946 in Kenton to Earl H. Thiel, who is deceased, and Donna M. (Kuntz) Thiel who resides in Kirby. He married Rose E. (Dible) Thiel; they later divorced.

He is survived by sons Shawn (Elaine) Thiel, FL, Shannon (Trudy Metcalf) Thiel, FL, and daughter Tonya Davidson, Upper Sandusky, grandchildren Jessica Thiel, Mallory Thiel, Josh Thiel and Dillon Davidson, Nate Rosengarten and Derek Rosengarten, great-grandchildren Adelynn Higdon and Avery Higdon, sisters Roseann (Bob) Dible, Carolyn (Troy) Kear, Susan Thiel, and Marlene (Jeff) Maag, andsister-in-law Shelley Morris. He is preceded in death by brothers Earl Thiel Jr. and Kenneth Thiel.

David was a 1965 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School and a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1966-1972. He was a member of Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church. David was a farmer since he was a child and retired from Whirpool after 47 ½ years.

He was a member of AmVets #777, VFW Post #2842, American Legion Post #225, Moose Lodge #1093, Eagles #2184 and Knights of Columbus Council #2050. David enjoyed farming, playing euchre and being with his friends.

A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kirby at a later date, with Father Conrad Sutter officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. To send a condolence or share a memory visit

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