Ron “Butch” Robert Thiel
August 4, 1946 – April 27, 2015

Ronald “Butch” Robert Thiel of Saskatoon, SK, (and formerly of Bruno, SK), passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, on Monday, April 27, 2015.  He met his fate with dignity and quiet acceptance, succumbing to cancer at the age of 68, holding hands with his spouse of 29 years, Theresa Morin.  Butch was born on August 4, 1946, the eldest child of Ervyn and Katy (nee Tegenkamp) Thiel and attended school in Bruno.  When his father retired from farming, Butch took over the farming operation before heading off to work on the oil rigs across the country, and also worked at the potash mine in Colonsay for a few years.  His last job was working for Ray’s Transport which he retired from two years ago.  Butch would often be found tinkering in his garage on some project; he collected old cars, particularly Lincolns, and he was also a coin collector.  Saturdays were days he attended auctions or went on garage sales.  Butch liked spending time planting flowers and tending to his garden in the summer time, and enjoyed cooking, especially with the harvest from his garden.  He enjoyed watching the SciFi channel, his favorite program being Star Trek.  Butch went on vacations travelling to Mexico with a large contingency of friends and never met a stranger that he couldn’t make friends with.  He loved animals, especially his cats, Spunkers and Bebe, and his dog, Tess, but he especially loved his family and adored his spouse, Theresa, and embraced her family and was a much loved addition to the Gallo clan.  To say he will be missed will never be enough.  Butch was predeceased by his parents Ervyn and Katy (nee Tegenkamp) Thiel; brother, Kerry Thiel; sister, Glenda Weiman; and by his mother-in-law, Nina Gallo.  The Funeral Mass for Butch was offered at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB.  Others taking part were:  Ainsley Priddel, crossbearer; Brad Neabel and Jean Anne Tegenkamp, scripture readers; Elaine Gallo, intentions; Saccucci Family, giftbearers; and Marie and Lucille Tegenkamp, memorial table attendants.  The eulogy was delivered by Teri and John Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Butch’s life”.  The urnbearers were Michael Zoerb, John Thompson, Scott Priddell, Duance Doerksen, Gary Oryshak and Peter Saccucci.  Interment followed at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bruno.  Memorial donations may be directed to New Hope Dog Rescue – Saskatoon, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan