Farming Rural 18

Ronald G. Thiessen

February 15, 1934 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 85)


Ronald Gene Thiessen, 85, of Raymond, IL, passed away Tues., Apr. 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Carlinville.  He was born on Feb. 15, 1934 in Litchfield, IL, a son of Henry Otto & Ruby Rae (Logsdon) Thiessen.  Mr. Thiessen was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a farmer and had previously worked at the Western Union Substation in Carlinville.  He enjoyed repairing watches, woodworking and was a lifelong Cubs fan.  Ronald married Judy Varner on June 10, 1956 in Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  She survives.  He is also survived by:


   2 sons,                      Joel Thiessen (companion, Rena)

                                    Jan Thiessen (companion, Missy), BOTH of Raymond

   5 grandchildren,           Joey (Aaron) Crager; Jamie Thiessen;  J.R. Thiessen; Lauren Thiessen & Justin Thiessen,

   2 great-grandchildren, Shealie and Dylan Crager

   Sisters-in-law,              Mary Thiessen of Litchfield; Dorothy (Leonard) Bomkamp of Carlinville


He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Jerry and Bill Thiessen.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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