William Felix “Willie” Thilges

William Felix “Willie” Thilges

Birth
Saint Joseph, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Jun 2014 (aged 91)
Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 131746538 · View Source
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William Felix Thilges Jr. was born November 9, 1922, on the family farm near St. Joseph, the second youngest of eleven children of Will Thilges and Christina (Etringer) Thilges. Willie attended St. Joseph Catholic School.

Willie was united in marriage to Cathleen "Kit" Bormann on June 6, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They farmed west of St. Joseph where he enjoyed raising hogs and harvesting the crops. Willy lived on the same family century farm from birth until he entered the nursing home in April, 2011. He enjoyed barbequing for his family and friends, fishing, and gardening.

Willie died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital in Humboldt at the age of 91.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Kit Thilges of Humboldt; six children, Ardis (Gordon) Imming of Phoenix, AZ, Tom Thilges of Bode, Bill (Linda) Thilges of Bode, Marg (Ron) Rodwell of Farmington, UT, Carla (Layne) Hawk of Mountain Home, ID, and Jan (Craig) Darby of Sioux Falls, SD; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Merle Thilges in infancy; and six sisters, Melinda Huberty, Laurena Thilges, Hilda Kellner, Alvina Ernst, Martha Mosser, and Ivo Lu Stalzer; and four brothers, Albert, Raphael, Charles, and Martin Thilges.



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  • Created by: Mike Woltz
  • Added: 23 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 131746538
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Felix “Willie” Thilges (9 Nov 1922–22 Jun 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 131746538, citing Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mike Woltz (contributor 46976598) .