On Dec. 31, 2020, Joanne Josephine (Gerlach) Thiel peacefully left this earthly world to join her heavenly family. She was 87.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, William Thiel; sons, Thomas Havlish and Paul Thiel; daughter, Susan Hunt; grandson, Jason Thiel; brother, Gerald Gerlach, and sister, Carolyn Bigelbach.
Joanne is survived by children, John Thiel, Jeanine Kline, David (Sharolyn) Thiel, William J. (Linda) Thiel, Michael (Mindy) Havlish, Kathleen (James) Munster, Linda (Mark) Dvorak, Daniel Thiel, Steven Thiel, Charles (Melissa) Thiel, and Theresa Olson, and by brothers, Eugene Gerlach and James Gerlach; 40 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Osceola. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Jan. 11, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Interment will be at a later date in the Oak Grove Cemetery, East Farmington.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.