Carmon D. Thiems

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Carmon D. Thiems, age 76, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, December 17 at SSM De Paul Health Center in St. Louis. Funeral services for 76 year old Carmon D. Thiems will be Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.

Carmon was born January 14, 1938, to Dale and Virginia (nee Schrage) Thiems, in Highland, IL. On August 9, 2014, he married Barbara Killion at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL.

He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL. He had a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering and Business Administration. He worked at McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, his entire adult life, except for five years at Basler Electric.

He loved his family and spending time with them. He especially loved baking cookies and coloring Easter eggs for his granddaughters. He loved to sing and was active in the choir at his church. He loved spending time at his cabin and bird watching. He also loved to bowl.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Thiems, Highland, IL; 1 daughter, Christy (Tom) Skallas, Glenview, IL; 2 granddaughters, Alexandra and Anastasia; 1 sister, Donna (Dan) Kuhn, Port Townsend, WA; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Virginia Thiems; his first wife, Janice Thiems (2011).

Meridith Funeral Home
1223 Broadway
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2155

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