Paul B. Thieman, 75

Posted on October 6, 2012

Paul B. Thieman, 75, of Keystone, passed away suddenly at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 4, 1937, in St. Henry, Ohio, to Henry and Clara (Link) Thieman. He graduated from high School in Ohio. On Oct. 21, 1978, in Geneva, he married Betty L. (Holloway) Thieman. They have shared the last 34  years together. 
He retired in 1988 from Navistar International Truck in Fort Wayne after 26 years and then owned and operated P & B Service Station in Petroleum for nine years. Even after retiring from the station, Paul was always helping others, working on family’s and friends’ cars at his home. He has served on the Nottingham Township Fire Department for many years and attended Union Chapel Nazarene Church.
Paul is survived by his wife, Betty of Keystone;  children, Pauline (Clete) Muhlenkamp of St. Mary’s, Ohio,  Ralph (Beth) Thieman of Tipp City, Ohio, Angie (Louis) Sanchez of Ottawa, Ohio, and Paula Thieman of Keystone; siblings, Jerry Thieman of Celina, Ohio, Leo (Thelma) Thieman of St. Henry, Ohio, Louie Thieman of Indianapolis, Mary M. Hemmelgarn of St. Henry, Ohio, Rita Keller of Dayton, Ohio, Alma (Paul) Solomon of Englewood, Ohio, and Carol Brunswick of Wisconsin.
He is preceded in death by a son, Henry Thieman; a sister, Aggie Rammel; and other brothers and sisters.
Calling hours for Paul will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Funeral services will take place at noon Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Wilbur Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Stahl Cemetery in Wells County. 
Memorials may be made in Paul’s memory to the Nottingham Township Fire Department or to the family through the funeral home. 
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