Farming Rural 13

Ferdinand Thiele

May 28, 1929 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 91)


Thiele, Ferdinand (Ferd / Ferdie) was born on the Bangor family homestead on May 28, 1929, and passed away on December 31, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Ferd attended Marwin School until Grade 8.  When his father passed away in 1954, Ferd took over the family farm until his retirement in 1998.  Ferd married the love of his life, Mildred in July 1961 and they shared many wonderful years together.  After retiring from the farm, they enjoyed travelling to various locations including Hawaii, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, Atlantic Canada, Alaska, and Nashville to name a few.  Some of Ferd’s favourite hobbies / past times included dancing, puzzles, playing cards, bowling and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Sophie (Neuman) Thiele and siblings Mary (Wesley) Roberts, Benedict (Audrey) Thiele, Ann (George) Kolebaba, Edward (Gwen) Thiele, Walter (Margaret) Thiele, Helen (William) Ludwar and Ewald Thiele.  Ferd was also predeceased by his in-laws, Adolf and Eda Huber and brothers-in-law Gerald, Brian and Isidore Huber.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Mildred, children Cheryl (Scott) Brigham, Murray (Debbie) Thiele, Laura (Bill) Gray, and Gerry (Laurey) Thiele as well as 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Also brother Ernest (Marlene) Thiele, and in-laws Rose Huber, Alvin (Marlene) Huber, Audrey (Charles) Hollinger, Pauline Huber, Eva Chopping, Darryll (Elena) Huber, Darlene (Cliff) Barr, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.


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