Farming Rural 04

Shirley Pauline Thiel

April 5, 1944 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 77)


Shirley Pauline Thiel was born April 5, 1944, in Jamestown, North Dakota, the daughter of Pauline (Moos) Dorval and John Unterseher. She passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Farmstead Assisted Living in Moorhead.

Her father passed away in the war and Shirley was raised with the Dorval family. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes, North Dakota. Shirley grew up in the Oakes area before moving to Fargo.

Shirley was united in marriage to Gary Thiel in Fargo and this union was blessed with four children. They made their home in Harwood, North Dakota, and Fargo before moving to the Thiel family farm near Ada.

She enjoyed crafts, flea markets, gardening, and making jewelry. Shirley lived in Arizona making turquoise jewelry before moving to Detroit Lakes.

She is survived by her children: Ronald Thiel of Lake Park, MN, Laurie Nason of Moorhead, MN, Cleon Thiel of Portland, OR; children’s father: Gary (Jeanne) Thiel; brother: Gary (Chari) Dorval; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Pauline and Lawrence Dorval; father: John Unterseher; daughter: Sandy Smith; sister: Darlene Schmidt.

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March 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

Memorial Service
March 29, 2022

2:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

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