Age 68, of Weyauwega, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, while doing what he enjoyed most, deer hunting with family and friends. He was born on November 2, 1947 in New London, son of the late Bernard and Evelyn (Bork) Thiel. Ronald enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965-1969. In 1970, he moved to Two Rivers and began his work at Point Beach State Forest. In 1971, he married his wife Patricia Boulanger. He continued his work at the State Park where he retired after 37 years of service, and 34 years of service as a Deputy Conservation Warden. Ronald also enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1974, as a heavy artillery trainer in the 84th Training Division “Rail Splitters”. He was deployed during Desert Storm in 1991. He retired from the Army in 1996. He served his country proudly and honorably. After retiring, he and his wife moved back to his home town in Weyauwega and built their home. He was a member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; son: Dr. Jason Thiel and his wife Dr. Amy Biehl; daughter: Dana (Doug) Roth; niece: Melissa Pflum and her children Ross, Isacc, Simon and Thea, also her mother and father Bob and Audrey Littlefield; an aunt: Verna Thiel and cousin Michele Woodard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Darlene Thiel, niece Tammy Littlefield; nephew: LaWayne Littlefield; in laws: Jerome and Vivian Boulanger, aunts and uncles.
A memorial service for Ronald will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega (312 W. Main St.), with Rev. Dennis Lemke and Rev. Newlin Schafer officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Full Military Honors will be held at the church immediately following the service.
Ronald's family would like to extend a special thanks to all the EMT's, firefighters and first responders that came to assist. Also to our close friends Dave and Scott Luebke for all your help and support.