Henry Thielman, 96, of Dickinson, N.D. passed away Jan. 7, 2013 at Hill Top Home of Comfort in Killdeer, N.D.
Posted Jan. 17, 2013
A Memorial service for Henry was held Jan.17, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson. Burial will be at a later date in Sunny Slope Cemetery in Mott, N.D.
Henry Thielman was born April 23, 1916, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the son of Henry and Mary (Hanson) Thielman. As a child, he moved with his family to the Mott and Regent area, where he attended schools. As a young man, he worked in the coal mine in Havelock, N.D. Henry learned the electrical trade with his brotherin- law in Bison, S.D. He moved back to the farm in 1940, after the death of his father.
Henry met Crystal Grayson and they were married September 2, 1947 in Wibaux, MT. To this union, two sons, Ron and Allan were born. The family moved to the Killdeer area where he worked in the electrical business for several years. They also started a lumber business in Killdeer. In 1952, he began working at St. Joseph Hospital where he became the Chief Engineer.
Henry retired from the hospital in 1981. Dickinson was his home until he entered the Hill Top Home of Comfort in Killdeer. Henry enjoyed hunting (especially pheasant), repairing anything, camping, summer road trips, playing cards and dancing.
He was always willing to help anyone who needed something rewired or fixed up. Henry especially loved his family and grandchildren. Henry is survived by his sons, Ron (Barbara) Thielman of North Little Rock, Ark. and Allan (Sunny) Thielman of Seneca, S.C.; brother, Roy Thielman of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; and grandson, Jeremy Thielman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Crystal; brother, Bill Thielman; six sisters, Anna Hassenwinkle, Ella Brunko, Amanda Heiting, Violet Olmstead, Mabel Hechaman and Helen Brackel; and grandson, Justin Thielman.
Memorials may be given to the Hill Top Heritage Foundation, PO Box 780, Killdeer, ND 58640 Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.