Joseph E Thiel Jr.

June 27, 1956February 17, 2018
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Joseph E. Thiel Jr., 61, passed away on February 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He goes to join his wife of thirty one years, Antoinette. He leaves behind his beloved children Dennis (Kerry) Gollogly, Joseph M. (Brittany) Thiel, Scott Thiel and Lindsay Thiel. He was a beloved Grandfather to McKayla and Peyton Gollogly. He was in the Chicago Fire Department for thirty-seven years and had just recently retired as a Lieutenant. He loved bowling, softball and golf. Visitation to be held Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 3-9pm at Malec and Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60646. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 2/22/2018 at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine, 6036 W Eastwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60630. Disposition Private.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Prayer Service Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 22, 2018

Joseph E Thiel Jr.

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Nancy Ericksen

February 23, 2018

So sorry for your loss...he was a very kind man...i met him when i was 7 years old..i lived down street from the firehouse on Damen Ave., he will be missed..

February 22, 2018

To the entire Thiel family, I will hold you in my prayers. Seeing the pictures brought back a lot of fond memories of Estes Avenue! So wonderful to see a few of you this past Christmas Eve at St. Margaret Mary's mass. Sincerely, Joni Flannery

John and Kate Dorn

February 21, 2018

Dear Thiel Family,
SMM Men's Softball won't be the same without Joe throwing pitches.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless.

February 21, 2018

The Kidder family will hold you all in our prayers....

Lynda (Garrity) de la Cotera

February 21, 2018

Dearest Thiel family,

I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Joe and deeply sorry for your loss. Joe and I worked together at Jewel many years ago and became fast friends. He used to walk me home from work when we both worked until 2:15 AM to make sure I arrived home safely! We lost touch over the years, however I loosely followed his career in the CFD with updates from my brother Tom, a Captain in the CFD. I'll always remember his smile and the twinkle in his eye. He was a great guy. May he rest in peace surrounded by His love and light.

Patricia FLannery Becker

February 21, 2018

Rose & family it broke our hearts to hear this. But Joey left us with some wonderful childhood memories - the Thiels & Flannerys & Kidders ( all 17 of us kids together) playing night tag, games at each others houses, parties, trick or treating, etc. Our prayers & thoughts are with his children and the rest of the family. God Bless

Steve and Bridget Gaughan

February 20, 2018


Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother, Joe. May he rest in peace.

Steve and Bridget Gaughan

Otis Libby

February 20, 2018

Thiel Family,
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Joe was a friend of mine from way back.
We also worked together at Jewel. We had lost touch over the years but, I was lucky enough to get back in touch with him a few years ago. Joe will be missed, he was one of the good guys. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Jeremy Sabbath

February 19, 2018

To the Thiel family,

Very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Josephinum Academy

February 19, 2018

Dear Thiel Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. We send our deepest condolences.