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Irene F. Thies, 85, of Lincoln, died
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at 2:20 a.m. at Mason City Area Nursing
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mason City
Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stephen E. King officiating.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and one hour
prior to the service on Monday at the church in Mason City.
Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.
was a homemaker.
She was born Dec. 30, 1922, in rural Mason City
to James Harlan and Dena Leesman Fleener. She
married Earl G. Thies on Feb. 17, 1944, in Mason
City. He preceded her in death June 29, 2004.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen (David)
Lowery of Beason; one son, James E. (and Connie)
Thies of Chenoa; six grandchildren, Justin (and
Jodi) Thies, Jeremiah (and Emmy) Thies, Tiffany (and
Mike) Vaughn, Brad Lowery, Chase Lowery and Kelli
(and Alan) Highland; three great-grandchildren,
Megan (and Andy) Deilkes, Brooke Thies and
Christopher Underwood; and one great-great-grandson,
She was also preceded in death by one brother,
Paul Fleener, and two brothers-in-law, Edward
Blessman and Gail Thies.
She was a member of Mason City Methodist Church,
Lincoln Woman's Club, New Holland Woman's Club,
Lincoln Emblem Club and New Holland Bunco Club.
Memorials may be made to Mason City United
Methodist Church or Mason City Area Nursing Home.
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