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Obituary: Daniel J. Thiel

Jul 24, 2016 05:55PM ● Published by Jim

Daniel J. Thiel, age 56, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home in Beaver Dam.

Family and friends will gather at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 pm. with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating.  Private burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam. 

Dan was born on February 21, 1960 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Raymond J. and Janet (Arnet) Thiel.  He was a 1978 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and graduated from UW Stout with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  On April 19, 1986, he was united in marriage with Suzanne J. Buettner in Beaver Dam.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  Dan was currently employed with Advanced Building Corp in Verona.  He loved racing; if it had four wheels and they raced it, Dan was watching.  He also enjoyed watching pro football and golf, as well as, college sports.  Dan enjoy restoring things and had just finished a car that he was very proud of.  Dan’s garage was his favorite place to be and he could often be found out there visiting with friends or working on a project.

Survivors include his two children, Mackenzie (Ann) Thiel of Beaver Dam and Nicole Thiel of Stanley; six grandchildren; two siblings, Michael (Kerri) Thiel of Waupaca, Laura (Jim) Drake of West Salem; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, and a daughter, Danni Jo Thiel.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at

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