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7/10/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Melvin Thein
Melvin Thein
Melvin Thein, 86, of Maquoketa died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home in Maquoketa.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa.

Visitation was Sunday at the Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa.

Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Maquoketa.

Melvin was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Garnavillo to Arthur and Irene Tuecke Thein. He spent 24 years in Garnavillo, then moved to Maquoketa, where he married Mary Lou Mueller April 6, 1951.

He had lived in Maquoketa since 1950, where he started a career in auto body working at Rasmussen Motor Sales for 35 years.

Melvin enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Thein of Maquoketa; four children, Tom (Loretta) Thein of Monticello, Terry (Mary Jo) Thein of Muscatine, Jane (Mike) Novak of Calamus and Doug (Sarah) Thein of Ventura; three brothers; Forest Thein, Richard (Faye) Thein and Leonard (Shirley) Thein all of Garnavillo; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by are his parents.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com,


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