Ernest Alvin Thieman

Ernest Alvin Thieman, 94, passed away Dec. 30, 2020 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Lockwood to Otto Henry John William Lewis Thieman and Mary Oma (Robertson) Thieman.  He graduated from Lockwood High School in 1946 and enlisted in the U.S. Army.
On Nov. 25, 1946, he married Ruby Mae “Pug” King in Columbus, Kan. Shortly after getting married, he went overseas as part of the occupation force in Japan. He returned home to Lamar in June 1947 and was in the National Guard until November 1952.
His occupations included working for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, the Missouri Department of Transportation in Joplin, Horton Engineering and Lawn Boy, before working for Finley Engineering for over 30 years as an electrical transmission designer and field engineer/surveyor.
Together, Ernie and Pug made their home in Lamar, where they raised four sons. He coached his sons’ baseball teams and helped with the Boy Scouts.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years; brothers, Warnie, Ozzie and Roy; sisters, Martha and Anna and a great-grandson.
Survivors include sons and their wives, Jerry (Jeannie), Tom (Betty), Terry (Cindy) all of Lamar and Joe (Sally) of Lee’s Summit. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, he was a devout member of Lamar United Methodist Church.
The funeral service was held Jan. 4, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested and made payable to the Lamar United Methodist Church or L.I.F.E. in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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