Allan “Farley” P. Thielke 1932-2018

Allan “Farley” P. Thielke

Allan “Farley” P. Thielke, 85, of Medford, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Chelsea Conservation Club in the town of Chelsea with military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 1 p.m.
Allan was born on June 25, 1932 in Medford to the late Vivien Irene Wilson and Gilbert August Thielke. He attened Medford elementary schools and was a 1950 graduate of Medford High School. On June 23, 1956 he married Margaret “Midge” A. Weber in Milwaukee and she survives. After his education, he entered the US Army and served during the Korean War in the Army Corp. of Engineers. After the service, he returned to Medford and worked locally for James Peterson and Sons, Neuendorf Transportation, ANR Trucking, Central Sand and Gravel and Krug Tours for periods of time. He also served on the Medford City Council as an alderman and on the Taylor County Board for periods of time. He enjoyed storytelling, fishing, hunting, his green truck, the cabin at Shearer Lake, socializing, cobbling, the outdoors, driving truck and a recent trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. He was a member of Medford VFW Club, Chelsea Conservation Club and was a lifetime member of the Medford American Legion Club.
In addition to his wife, Allan is survived by his children, Debbi (Wayne) Weiland of Holcombe and Susan (Nanette) Thielke of Maplewood, Minn.; three grandchildren, Chelsea (Ryan) Mielke of Waupun, Christine (Marshall) Watry of Appleton and Scott (Hillary) Weiland of Naples, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Kendall and Camden Watry and Bryce Mielke.
In addition to his parents, Allan was preceded in death by his sons, Robert Gordon and Robert Weber, both in infancy; and brothers, Gordon and Stan Thielke.
The family requests memorial contributions be given to either the Aspirus Dialysis Center of Medford or the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, 4404 Rib Mountain Drive #234, Wausau, WI 54401
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