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Earl Rudolph Louis Thies

Services:  Friday, March 12, 2021, 6:30 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Graveside Services and Interment:  Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11:30 A.M., Greenwood Cemetery, 612 W. Seventh Street, Wayne, Nebraska.

Earl Rudolph Louis Thies, eldest son of Emil and Rosina (Swanson) Thies was born in Wayne County, Nebraska on September 6, 1930 and graduated from Winside High School. Earl served in the United States Army in Europe. In June of 1954, he married Ada DeHart in Chambers, Nebraska. To this union two sons were born, Dallas and Galen. Earl began farming in Wayne County and started an auction business there. The family moved to Ames, Iowa where Earl earned a B.S. degree in agriculture from Iowa State College, now University. The family resided in Ames for many years where Earl had an auction business, real estate office and built homes. Ada passed away in August of 1982.

In 1987, Earl expanded his auction business in Glenwood, Iowa and ran both auction operations until closing the Ames location in 1997. Following that, he moved to Glenwood permanently. Earl was a longtime member of the Iowa and National Auctioneers Association. He was active in the Keg Creek Antique Machinery Club and did announcing for charity events. He was an active supporter and attendee of Hillsdale United Methodist Church.

Preceding Earl in passing were his parents, beloved wife Ada and longtime companion Margaret Helen Bloomer.

Survivors include his sons, Dallas Thies (Cynthia Marten) of Ames, Iowa; Galen (Grace) Thies of Council Bluffs, Iowa; step-children Ernest (Sherry) Bloomer of Glenwood, Iowa; LuAnn Bloomer (Todd) Peverill of Glenwood, Iowa; siblings Donald Thies of Central City, Nebraska; Maxine (Phil) Farley of Broomfield, Colorado; Duane Thies of Winside, Nebraska; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews cousins and friends throughout the Unites States.

Memorials may be directed to Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 27068 Kimberling Avenue, Glenwood, Iowa 51534.

3 Condolences

  • Cecil Gresham Posted March 10, 2021 8:02 am

    Earl was a great guy and a super auctioneer. Love going to his auctions.

  • Steph and Jack Anderson Posted March 10, 2021 8:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Earl was quite the character and we enjoyed time spent at his auctions. He and Margaret welcomed us when we moved here and we enjoyed their company.

  • Chad McCollester Posted March 11, 2021 11:58 am

    Sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He volunteered his time and talents for many years at the Mills County Fair Livestock Auction. I always enjoyed visiting with him when our paths crossed. My condolences to his family.

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