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Bob Thielen’s Brother, James (Jim) Passes

Please keep Bob, Roxie and the entire Thielen family in your prayers

  James Thielen, 63, passed away on January 5th, at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Jim was born September 25, 1957 to Harry and Millie (Schumacher) Thielen and was the third of six boys. Jim was a lifelong resident of Pierre and graduated from TF Riggs High School in 1975. He was a proud member of the 1975 Pierre State Champion Tennis Team. Jim was married to Mandi Warnick of Pierre for 12 years and had one son, Damon.


Jim worked for the Forestry Service in his early years and would be sure to point out all of the trees he was responsible for planting in the region. He was an avid hunter and looked forward to pheasant season every year and the opportunity to annoy the occasional land owner while “road hunting.”


Jim had a passion for tennis, loved to watch and to play. He wore a permanent smile as his 60th Birthday found him on court hitting tennis balls with former World #1’s, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick. He is sure to be found riding his Harley Davidson on the other side.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Harry, and his mother, Millie. He is survived by his son Damon, his wife Jessica, and granddaughter Vada of Sioux Falls. Brothers: Robert (Roxie) of Pierre, SD, William (Robert) of Carbondale, IL, Jerry of Irene, SD, Mark (Michelle) of Springfield, IL, and David (Nancy) of Atlanta, GA; Nieces and Nephew.