THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
William M. Thierling
Issue Date: May 31, 2018
William M. "Bill" Thierling, 93, of Green Bay, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018.
Born March 29, 1925, in Le Claire, Ia., to Julius and Wilhelmine (Kastens) Thierling, he attended Goodman Grade School and graduated from Goodman High School in 1943. He also attended NWTC in Green Bay to earn a degree in accounting and traffic management. In younger years, he worked at lumber yards.
In 1950, he moved to Pembine where he worked as a driver and salesman for Standard Oil Company before moving to Green Bay in 1961. Later, he worked for Feeco International as a traffic manager until working at Green Bay Transit System as a bus driver.
He enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, trout fishing and everything to do with cars. He will be remembered as a gentle, thoughtful, considerate, spiritual man and a good role model.
He is survived by six children, Sally (Ken) Goodman, Jean Knitter, Kim Pinchard, Vicky (Jay) Charles, Sherri (Mark) Barrette and Bryan (Joan) Pinchard; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie; his second wife, MaryAnn; an infant son, John; a brother, Lorenz Thierling and two sisters, Gertrude Beasley and Juliana Anderson.
Friends called at Proko Wall Funeral Home in Green Bay on Tuesday, May 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation continued at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wednesday, May 30 from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon, with Rev. Paul Pett officiating.