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Bernice Thiele



Bernice Janice Thiele passed away in Goldendale on October 7, 2012 at the age of 78. She was born in Coleharbor, North Dakota on July 7, 1934 to Christine (Mertz) and Peter Beierle. On October 23, 1963 Bernice married Dale Thiele at the Lutheran Church in Klickitat.

Bernice and Dale were partners in the family farm and ranch where she cut all the hay, baled and changed the irrigation until 2006 when she turned her jobs over to her grandsons. If you were going to work on the Thiele ranch you needed to be able to keep up with Bernice. Bernice traveled over 4000 miles this summer following after her grandkids, going to the college rodeo finals in Casper, Wyoming with Mason, Silver State...

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