Anthony (Tony) Thiel
Tony Thiel, 44, of Stockbridge, passed away in his sleep Saturday March 10, 2018, at Aurora BayCare hospital in Green Bay, after a four-year struggle with cancer.
Tony did not let his struggle define him, and he had the better of the cancer most of the time. He will be remembered for sharing his love for the outdoors with anybody who could keep up. On a motorcycle, in a boat, on the ice, or walking the land, Tony loved fishing, hunting, sturgeon spearing, scouting for deer, turkey, and bear, searching out mushrooms and asparagus, and finding grapes and berries for winemaking. He mastered the “dead-finger” fishing technique, smoking sturgeon, making jerky, barbecuing for family gatherings, scaring his nieces, playing the scarecrow and other characters, and singing karaoke. He was a proud dad and husband who did quality work, was a good teacher, and would lend a hand wherever needed.
Tony graduated from Hilbert High School and the Fox Valley Tech aviation program, and he served his country in the Air Force. He put his skills to use as a race car crew chief and inspector, and professionally as a maintenance mechanic and aircraft service center coordinator. He was previously employed at Tecumseh in New Holstein and Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton.
Tony is survived by his wife of 10 years Amy (Kasten) Thiel, and by his daughter Amelia Thiel. Tony is also survived by his father Jim (James) Thiel, Hilbert; and four brothers and six sisters: Joe (Mary) Thiel, Oshkosh; Frank (Faith) Thiel, Wayside; Terry Thomas, Green Bay; Sandy (Curtis) Dixon, Larsen; Connie (Mark) Kimmes, Whitelaw; Carl Thiel, Salem, Wis.; Judy Price, Green Bay; Jeff (Adriane) Thiel, Little Chute; Mary (Jarrod) Sandoval, Pueblo, Colorado; and Anne (Dave) Ruby, Oshkosh. He is survived by uncles and aunts: Bob, Jim, Dave, and Mary Propson, Pat Henseler, Dave Thiel, and Margie Thiel, and over 40 nieces and nephews.
Preceding Tony in death were his mother Joan (Propson) Thiel, and an infant brother Edward Thiel.
A funeral service for Tony will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation are appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Nawaz and the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center in Green Bay for all their care and compassion.