Francis Thien

Francis Thien
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Francis T. Thien, 87, of O’Fallon, IL, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, Lebanon, IL, after more than a two year stay there.

Mr. Thien worked at L .R. McKinley & Sons for six years before serving two years in the U.S. Army. Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, he became a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, Belleville, IL.  Fran retired in June, 1984.  He was a former active member of Christ Church and Hope Church, Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Alera, nee Mueller, Thien; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louis Jr. and Anita, nee Gintz, Pabst; and his brother-in-law, Melvin S. Weis.

Surviving are his loving wife of more than 62 years, Shirley J., nee Pabst, Thien;
his sister-in-law, Faye L., nee Pabst, Weis;
and many friends.

Mrs. Thien wishes to thank all personnel at Cedar Ridge for their loving care of Fran and herself.  She also wishes to thank Vitas Hospice for their care for Fran.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, to Vitas Healthcare of Fairview Heights, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

No visitation or funeral services will be held.

Inurnment will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Francis Thien

I have missed his smiling face and sorry to here of your loss. He is at peace and leaves many fond memories. My prayers and sympathy.
Charlye French

Charlye French, Swansea, Il, 62226

Dear: Shirley,please accept our heartfelt sorrow over Fran’s passing!! A donation will be made to The HumaneSociety in Fran’s name. Art and Ellen Rhein

Art & Ellen Rhein, 2 Willowbrook Dr. ,Swansea, IL, 62226-2504

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in addition to a Sympathy Card sent to home address. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019, Mascoutah, ILLINOIS, 62258


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