- Born on: September 25, 1925
- Departed on: January 23, 2008
- Resided in:
Burnell William Thiese
Burnell William Thiese, 82, of Elkader, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. Per his wishes, Burnell was cremated. A graveside service will be held in the Spring. Visitors may visit Marge through Friday, January 25, 2008 through Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the Elkader Care Center. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret. Burnell was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Burnell William Thiese was born on September 25, 1925 to Herman and Dorothy Volquartz Thiese. On January 1, 1948 Burnell married Margaret Thrasher. They moved to the farm in 1949. In 1992, Burnell retired from being a dairy farmer. He raised quarter horses for many years and paraded Hackney Parade Ponies since 1991. Burnell belonged to the Whistling Bit Saddle Club and was on the board for many years. He was active in the State Saddle Club and participated in the Pony Express Ride. He had been on the Clayton County fair board since 1975. Burnell enjoyed having young people around and will be greatly missed.