Donald Gene Thiessen was born on May 24, 1939 in Hinton, OK to J.H. and Lorene Thiessen. Don departed this life on October 6, 2020 in Hinton, OK at the age 81 after a long battle with COPD. He graduated from Hinton High School, Hinton, OK class of 1957 and from Southwestern State College, Weatherford, OK with a Business Degree in Accounting. He married Evelyn Putcheck and the couple made their home on the golf course at Surrey Hills. He was employed by Kerr McGee in Oklahoma City as an oil and gas accountant. After retirement, Don returned to the family farm to assist with farming and ranching. His greatest joys were family, golf, and carpentry. He lived a rich and full life without regrets. His sense of humor and good nature were with him to the end, despite his difficult disease.
Don is survived by his brother, Bob Thiessen and wife Patsy, his niece, Kristi Thiessen and nephew Stace both of Oklahoma City, OK, also, Stace’s son, Jonathan Thiessen of Brussard, LA, as well as many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Lorene Thiessen.
Memorial Donations may be made to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon BLVD, Miami FL 33134
Graveside Services: Hinton Cemetery, Friday, 3:00 PM, October 9, 2020, Hinton, OK
Officiating: Rev. Gary Haynes
Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).
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