January 28, 1929 ~ August 22, 2007
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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