David Thieme, 63, of Sabetha, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
He was born in Axtell on May 6, 1955, the son of George and Lavonne (Ehrsam) Thieme. He attended Bern High School and graduated with the class of 1973. David got into construction right after high school. David and Richard Werner became partners to form Thieme and Werner Construction. In 1999, David formed his own business called Thieme Construction. His company did construction work throughout the Sabetha area, including most of Northeast Kansas.
David was united in marriage to Diane Anderson on Nov. 16, 1974, at the First Lutheran Church in Sabetha.
He loved hunting, fishing and trapping. He was active in the Sabetha Saddle Club for many years, as well as raised his own cattle. He also enjoyed riding bareback and bull riding.
David was preceded in death by his father, George Thieme; and a brother, Paul Thieme.
He is survived by his wife, Diane of the home; his mother, Lavonne Thieme of Bern; two sons, Steve (Melinda) Jenkins of Holton, and Shon (Joann) Thieme of Bern; daughters, Bobbi Thieme and Muskrat Thieme, both of Sabetha; a close family friend, Brandy Meyer of Sabetha; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one on the way in April 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to United Brethren in Christ or the First Lutheran Church of Sabetha, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.popkessmortuaries.com.
The Sabetha Herald 10/31/2018