Russel Thiel

Russel W. Thiel, 69, of Rozet, Wyoming, passed away March 25, 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled later in Minnesota.

Russ was born January 20, 1951, in Staples to Joyce and Eva Thiel. He graduated from Staples High School. Russ married Kathleen on Oct. 2, 1976 in Staples. He was a veteran of the Vietnam and Korea conflicts. Russ was a retired employee of BNSF Railroad in Gillette, Wyoming.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one brother, Randolph (Margaret); two sisters, Debra (Ronald) and Kathryn; many nephews and nieces and grand-nephews and nieces, who will all miss him.

Russ was preceded in death by one son, William;  and his parents.

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