Obituaries

In Memory Of

Harold L. Thidemann
February 14, 1937 - February 18, 2017


Visitation:
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Zion Lutheran Church
Winter, WI  54896

Services:
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 - 11:00am
Zion Lutheran Church
Winter, WI  54896

Full Obituary

Harold Lloyd Thidemann, age 80, entered Heaven on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.
Harold was born on February 14, 1937 in Draper, Wisconsin to parents Elsie and Henry Thidemann. He graduated from Winter High School in 1955 and entered the United States Air Force. Harold served his country for eight years as a military police officer, and specialized in training military police K-9’s. In November of 1955, Harold married Jean Barnaby. Harold completed his service in the military and returned home with his family to the Winter area.
Harold served Sawyer County as a Sheriff’s Deputy for several years. He also served as Fire Chief for the Winter Volunteer Fire Department and served the department for more 20 years. Harold worked in the logging and construction industry for most of his life. He drove more than 1.1 million miles in a logging truck without a single traffic accident.
Harold was known for his big smile, his willingness to lend a helping hand, and his service to the community. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, working on vehicles, and going on road trips with Jean. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends
Harold is survived by his five children Diana (Dave) Martin of Winter, Deb (John) Olson of Rice Lake, Shari Berhausen of Rice Lake, Jenni (Bob) Bacon of Dorchester, and Bob (Barb) Thidemann of Thorp; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother Mel and sister Rose.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean (Barnaby) Thidemann; his parents Henry and Elise Thidemann; brother Larry and sister Evelyn.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Winter, WI with Pastor Terri Blomberg officiating. Music will be provided by Anna Suzan. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will follow at the Draper Cemetery in Draper, Wisconsin.