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Pauline Thiel

May 3, 1924 - December 26, 2018
Muskegon, MI



Monday, December 31, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Trinity Baptist Church
4381 S. Sheridan Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49444
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Monday, December 31, 2018
11:00 AM EST
Trinity Baptist Church
4381 S Sheridan Dr
Muskegon, MI 49444
Web Site


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Trinity Baptist Church


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Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Life Story / Obituary


Pauline C. Thiel, age 94, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2018. She was born May 3, 1924 in Muskegon, MI to Clyde A. & Emily (Hurd) Burrington. She was a Muskegon resident all of her life. Pauline received her education from Muskegon Public Schools and was a member of the class of 1941. As a young teenager, while attending Sullivan Community Church, she accepted the Lord as her savior. She met Leonard S. Thiel while helping at her parents Maple Island Grocery Store. They married June 22, 1957 and were married for 39 years when he passed away November 16, 1996. Mrs. Thiel was a bookkeeper for fifty years until retiring from Motor Service & Supply Company in 1992. They regularly attended Broadway Baptist Church for 18 years, were active in the Bus ministry and Awana. Pauline was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 24 years, was active in their mission program and was also their mission treasurer. Pauline loved to play skip-bo with family & friends, enjoyed making puppets, stuffed animals and other crafts.


Daughter, Nancy (Mark) Gubala of Kent City; son, Jim (Sharon) Thiel of Wyoming; grandchildren, Hannah & Rachel Gubala; sister, Doris (Pat) Rainbolt; many wonderful nieces, nephews & cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Thiel in 1996; sisters, Mildred Becker, Barbara Burrington, Judy Burrington, Alice Twining, Yvonne Jeffery, Betty Gerard, Florence Bean; brothers, Floyd, Bernard & Andy Burrington.


Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at Trinity Baptist Church. Internment in Holton Cemetery.

MEMORIAL: Trinity Baptist Church.