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Funeral Services for Augusta Mary Thiel, 94, of New Ulm, were held
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at 10 a.m. from the Nelsonville Brethren Church
with the Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating.  Interment was at the
National Cemetery in Nelsonville.   Serving as pallbearers were Sean
Bailey, Charlie Zettel, David Siptak, Milton "Chip" Thiel, Jr., Daryl
Brune and Ervin Honish.  Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren and
great grandchildren.  Born in Nelsonville, Texas, Augusta Mary Slacik
was the daughter of Charles and Anna (Zettel) Slacik.  She grew up in
Nelsonville and attended the Santa Anna School.  On Jan. 18, 1944,
Augusta and Mr. Ernest Thiel were married with ceremony held at the
Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville.  She was a homemaker and
worked many years on the farm and doing her gardening. Augusta was a
member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church and the Christian Sisters. 
She enjoyed her cats, crocheting and quilting for her children and
grandchildren, and her flowers.  In the past few years as her health
declined, she mostly enjoyed the times her grandchildren and great
grandchildren spent with her.  Augusta Mary Thiel died Wednesday, Feb.
13, 2002 in New Ulm.  Survived by her children, son George Thiel and
wife Betty of Industry, daughter Elna Brune and husband Leebert of New
Ulm, Dr. Milton Thiel and wife Dianna of Livingston; grandchildren
George William Thiel, Geoffry Ray Thiel, Sheryl Naumann and husband
Jody, Dena Janish and husband Kenneth, Daryl Brune, Pam Bailey and
husband Sean, Milton "Chip" Thiel Jr. and wife Stephanie, Mary Thiel;
great grandchildren Laramie and Makaela Naumann, Reid Gabriel and Canute
Janish; Aunt Frances Lola of Needville; sisters-in-law Laura Mae Slacik
and Cinata Slacik, both of New Ulm; and numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins.  Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Anna Zettel
(sic); husband Ernest Thiel; sister Minnie Lischka Sonnenberg; brothers
Willie, Charlie and Alfred Slacik.  Funeral services under the direction
of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 34 North Masonic, Bellville, Texas,
77474 (979)865-3121.

Submitted by Cheryl Gross


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