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Joseph Alan Thiel

What’s not to love about a man who loved his family — almost as much as he loved the New York Yankees or the Chicago Cubs, cold Miller Lites, Fishing, Golf, the Beach, and being a Member of Local 130 Plumbers Union?Joseph Alan Thiel, 49, of Chicago, Illinois, died on December 26, 2023.Joe was born in Chicago in 1974. Joe attended St. John’s Lutheran Grade School, Graduating from Notre Dame College Preparatory High School, Joe was an honored Journeyman Union Plumber Local 130 for 23 years.Joe is survived by his children: Abigail Rose and Jake Sterling Thiel. Sister: Jennifer (Greg) James. Nephew: Matthew Jahnke. Niece: Cristina James. Ex-Wife: Michelle Louis-Thiel. Girlfriend: Sara Mancuso. 
Joe was preceded in death by Parents: Alan Thiel and Edwardine Bigbear.A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 25, 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, 6020 W Ardmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60646.
Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.Proceeding Joe’s service come share your memories at Emerald Isle, 6686 N Northwest HWY, Chicago, IL 60631.(Emerald Isle will be open 01/25/2024 at 1:00 PM for Joe’s Celebration of Life)

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Service Location

Funeral Mass
Thursday, January 25
Mass 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Church
6020 W Ardmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

All Saints Cemetery
700 N River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Celebration of Life
Emerald Isle
6686 N Northwest HWY
Chicago, IL 60631

This post has 2 comments
Judy and Joe Terri
7 Jan 2024

My heart breaks for Sara and the kids – sending love and light and keeping all of you in my prayers for peace and comfort.

28 Jan 2024

Going to miss you my brother it was my pleasure knowing you and the time I knew you we respected each other it says alot about a person, RIP MY BROTHER 🙏


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