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Rosa Thiel

Rosa Mae (Smith) Thiel, 86, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at 8:20 a.m. at the home of her daughter in Upper Sandusky.
Rosa was born on July 9, 1935, in Hopewell, Ky., to Earl and Esther (Bradford) Smith, both of whom are deceased. She married Marcus E. Thiel on Sept. 29, 1956, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and he passed away on Sept. 30, 2004.
She is survived by her children, Tina Thiel-Krock of Upper Sandusky, Matthew (Brenda) Thiel of Upper Sandusky, John Thiel of Upper Sandusky, and Steven (Donna) Thiel of Findlay; seven grandchildren, Joshua (Kristi) Thiel, Jacob (Kerri) Thiel, Rachel (Ted) Beitler, Marcus Thiel, Curtis (Carrie) Thiel, Emily (Cam) Warner and Benjamin (Sarah) Thiel; and 15 great-grandchildren, Grady and Savannah Thiel, Nash and Ellie Thiel, Theo and Maggie Mae Beitler, Zoey and Olivia Thiel, Grace, Joseph, Gabriel and Daniel Warner and Emery, Isaiah and Jack Thiel.
Rosa is also survived by her siblings, Evelyn (John) Swanberg of Virginia Beach, Va.; Charlie (Vicki) Smith of Carey, Dave (Pat) Smith of Upper Sandusky, LaFern (Mike) Feuerstein of Marion, Ind.; LaVern (Niru) Idgunji of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Laurie (Justin) Wagner of Upper Sandusky, and Dan (Ruth) Smith of Upper Sandusky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Dennis Krock; and siblings, Marylou Gamber, Shirley Swanberg, Joy Stager and Yvonne Smith.
Rosa was a homemaker and helped her husband Marcus manage the family farm. She also had worked at 1st Citizens National Bank and also at McDonald’s, both in Upper Sandusky. She was a member since 1956 of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby, where she was a Catholic Ladies of Columbia and a member at one time of the Rosary Altar Society.
She enjoyed quilting and was one of the original members of the Wyandot Piecemakers Quilt Club, where they quilted various pieces for local organizations’ fund-raising projects.
She will be remembered for her love for her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Kirby, with the Rev. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv., officiating.
A celebration of life gathering for Rosa will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot Memorial and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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