Louis Harold Eugene Thiessen, 93, of Quinlan passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Kaufman. Funeral service will be held 11:00am Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the New Hope Baptist Church in East Tawakoni. A gathering of family and friends will be 6:00pm until 8:00pm Friday, April 8, at Quinlan Funeral Home.
Louis was born October 27, 1922 in Fairview, OK to Dietrich Jona Thiessen and Anna Marie Jantzen Thiessen. He served his country in the U.S. Army and later worked as a supervisor for Sweetheart Cup. He married Edith Lucille Shimp September 11, 1954 in Amarillo.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son Tom Thiessen and wife Joann of Terrell; daughters Linda Craker and husband James of Terrell, and Debra Brouckeart and husband Craig of Wills Point; grandchildren Keith, Kelly, Kasandra, Karen, Billy, Mike, Rick, Glenn, Mary Ann, Elijah, Elisabeth and David; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sisters Susan Leppke of Odessa, KS, and Louella Gossen of Odessa, KS; Carl Thiessen of Claremore, OK. Louis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years Edith Thiessen; daughter Rena Lucille Boyd; son Howard Earl Chapman; brothers Walter Thiessen, Jonah Thiessen, and Alvin Thiessen; sister Ruby Clevenger.