George H. Thiessen Long time resident of Hawthorne, passed away at his home on August 22, 2007 at the age of 78 after a 2 year illness from colon cancer. He was born in Calumet, Iowa on January 28, 1929, then moved to Hawthorne with his wife Dorothy in 1953. George was an astute businessman and a talented machinist, having started Thiessen Machine Corp. in the late 1950's. He was also a skilled carpenter, enjoying household renovation projects and doing any and every odd job that he could think of to make his family's home more attractive and efficient. George also loved to garden, and was enormously talented in growing everything from orchids to tomatoes. He will always be remembered for the joy he found over the years in his family's dogs: Mupps, Cassie, Cody and Gertie. George is survived by Dorothy, his loving wife of 57 years, his sons Mark (Mary) and David, sisters Johanna Morgan and Kate Meyer, and many nieces and nephews and countless lifelong friends. George's parents Claus and Bertha and his brother Claus preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on September 5, 2007 at McCormick Mortuary at 13806 S. Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Dorothy, we had Kate over this morning for breakfast and showed her George’s memorial. We were all moved. When Mom saw the picture of Uncle George in his shop, she said “When George gets to the pearly gates, he’s going to try to oil them!” We are thinking loving thoughts of all of you. Jane and Lee

  2. dorothy kate and i have just reviewed the wonderful memorial video of george thinking of you jane t

  3. Dorothy and Family, Your loss is shared by all who knew George. Specially his family who loved him well. My you find confort in God’s love. My symphathy offered here is more than words can tell. Maria Ford

  4. Dear Dorothy and Family This morning we read in the paper about the passing of George. We are so sorry to hear this and we are all thinking about you and your family. We were thinking back about the good times we used to have in Alpine Village and all the fun we used to have in the Inn. We know that this is a very difficult time for you because recently we lost our granddaughter and neice. All our love Joop & Rena Joke, Sonja, Irma, Ingrid

  5. Dear Dorothy, I was saddened to read about the passing of George. He was truly a good person. May God help you through this most difficult time In friendship, Pat Schiappa

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