Marvin Thielman

Marvin E. Thielman, 84, of Chilton passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.

He was born June 16, 1936 in rural Chilton (Charlesburg) to Lloyd and Mary Ann (Vichich) Thielman. Marvin graduated from New Holstein High School in 1954. On July 5, 1958 he married Mildred Schneider at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein; they celebrated 62 years of marriage this past year.

Throughout his working career he attended numerous management seminars. Most of Marvin’s working career began at the former Carnation Company in Chilton which was sold to other various owners. He retired from Land-O-Lakes on April 1, 2000.

Marvin had purchased his parents farm which kept him busy, especially picking stones and other chores involved with operating a farm. He loved to snowmobile, ride his ATV around, and fish. He was an avid watcher of the Wisconsin sports team and religiously read his daily paper from front to back; the sports section was his favorite.

Marvin was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, the Holy Name Society, and the Catholic Knights.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Mildred “Millie”; his daughter, Debra (Tony) Christman of Wausau; three brothers, Joseph (Joan) Thielman of rural Chilton, Ronald Thielman of Crivitz, and LeRoy (Carol) Thielman of Oshkosh; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cletus (Rita) Schneider of West Bend, Janice Schneider of Kaukauna, James Schafhauser of Appleton, and Donald (Jo Ann) Schneider. He is further survived by nieces; nephews, other relatives; and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Lloyd and MaryAnn Thielman; his son, Mark Thielman; his special granddaughter, Erica Christman; his sister, Clarice Ziegelbauer; his former brother-in-law, Bernard Ziegelbauer; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Helen Schneider; and his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Imelda (Eldon) Watry, Priscilla Schneider, Beatrice Schafhauser, Cyril Schneider, and Lucille (Greg) Sukowaty.

Private family services will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Marvin will be laid to rest in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

A memorial fund will be established in his name. Please direct memorials to Family of Marvin Thielman, c/o 946 N. Mill Rd., Chilton, WI 53014.

Marvin’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the St. Elizabeth Hospital caregivers who took great care of him the past three weeks.

Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein is assisting the family—(920) 898-4300 or

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