1925-2012

The Rev. Robert A. Thiele, 86, died Friday, Oct, 19, 2012, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City with burial in St. Mary Parish Cemetery, Lake City.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City with a vigil service at 7 p.m.  

Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City handling the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.lampefuneralhome.com.

The Rev. Robert A. Thiele was born Dec. 25, 1925, at Breda, the seventh of eight children born of Frank and Anna (Schulte) Thiele. He was educated at St. Joseph School in Ashton, Iowa; Loras College, Dubuque; Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.; and seminary at St. Bernard, Dubuque.  He was ordained on June 4, 1955, at Cathedral in Sioux City by Bishop Joseph Mueller and served parishes of St. Joseph and Kuemper in Carroll, Blessed Sacrament in Sioux City, St. Cecelia in Algona, Sacred Heart in Ledyard, Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorland, St. Boniface in Charter Oak, St. Mary in Ute, St. Mary in Danbury, and St. Mary in Lake City.  He retired on July 15, 1997.

Survivors include his sister, Irene Richter of Ashton; brother-in-law, Jim Streit of Milford; and sister-in-law, Zita Thiele of Sibley.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, and six brothers and sisters.