January 2, 1922 – October 1, 2012
Doris Thede, age 90, of Wheatland, Iowa, and formerly of rural Madrid, died October 1, 2012, at the Wheatland Manor in Wheatland.
A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Rev. Randy Schon officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Doris was born in Antelope County in Nebraska on January 2, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Faye (Adair) Seiler.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1940.
On November 1, 1942, Doris married Roy “Lefty” Thede in Boone.
The couple lived in Boone moving to DeWitt, Iowa, in 1962. They returned to the Boone area in 1984.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at Woolworth’s in Boone and was a dental receptionist.
She was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeWitt.
Doris was in charge of collecting lunch tickets at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and was the driver for their junior varsity cheerleaders and fans.
Doris enjoyed word search puzzles, newspaper Jumbles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, and helping Lefty feed and water birds and squirrels.
In later years, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and an infant son, James. The couple was three months short of celebrating their 60 year marriage anniversary at the time of Lefty’s death.
Doris is survived by her son, Tim Thede and wife, Kaye of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two daughters Teresa Loussaert and husband Dale of Clive and Christine Rippentrop and husband Gary of DeWitt; seven grandchildren: Janette and Ryan McCoy, Adam and Katie Rippentrop, Emily and Francisco Melendez, Bethany and Travis Nuss, James Loussaert (Eric Anderson), Brett Thede, and Jacob Thede; five great-grandchildren: Cooper Nuss, Braydon McCoy, Danica Rippentrop, Margarette McCoy, and Owen Nuss; two step great-grandchildren Christina and Kathryn Melendez; sisters-in-law Roselyn Reinsch, Eileen Gustafson, Hazel Johnson, Chris Alexander, Barbara Thede, Harriett Thede, all of Boone, and Shirley Thede of California; and a brother-in-law Ross Thede and wife Gerry of Colorado.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. The family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
Visitation continues on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
In memory of Doris, memorials may be directed to the family for donations at a later date.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com