December 22, 1938 - August 1, 2010
Leo G. Thietje, 71 Fremont Died at Fremont Area Medical Center Sunday August 1. He was born in Norfolk, Nebraska December 22, 1938 to George and Edith (Chamberlin) Thietje and attended rural schools in Stanton and Madison Counties. Leo graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1957 and then attended Metropolitan Technical Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He moved to Fremont in 1960. Leo Thietje married Joanne Kayl August 14, 1960 in Norfolk, Nebraska. He served in the Nebraska National Guard, Troop E, 167th Calvary in Fremont from 1959 to 1960. He worked as a lineman for Northwestern Belll in Fremont and in production control, custom fabrication engineering at Western Electric, AT & T, and Lucent Technologies for 37 years. Leo was a past president of the Telephone Pioneers of America Cornhusker Chapter, Past President of Fremont Izaak Walton League, past President of the Fremont Golf Club, a member of the Fremont Cosmopolitan Club, He served on the board of the Dodge County Historical Society and was a committee member of the Dodge County Historical Society Travel Series. He was also on the Fremont Board of Public Works, a Dodge County Supervisor, and the Dodge County Board liaison to the Fremont Area Medical Center Board. He was a coordinator of the Thansgiving Day Community Dinner at Midland College and a member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church and the church treasurer. Leo had a lifetime love of automobiles, often doing his own work on restoration, most recently of classic British sports cars. He was a member of the Midwest MGA club, Flatwater Austin Healey club, adn Her Majesty's Royal Nebraska Patrol. He is survived by his wife Joanne, two sisters Judy Hasenkamp (husband Ken) of Beemer, Carolyn Tollefson (husband John) of Norfolk, and one brother George Thietje (wife Arlene) of Norfolk. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Rev. officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00. There have been memorials established to the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Fremont Area Medical Center Foundation, the May Museum and the Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School at Waco, Nebraska. Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com Interment in Ridge Cemetery in Fremont. Dugan Funeral Chapel 721-2880
Leo G. Thietje, 71 Fremont Died at Fremont Area Medical Center Sunday August 1. He was born in Norfolk, Nebraska December 22, 1938 to George and Edith (Chamberlin) Thietje and attended rural schools in Stanton and Madison Counties.... View Obituary & Service Information
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