October 1925 – July 2018_x000D_
Gerald was born in Ingalls, Kansas and moved to Hilmar, California in 1936 with his parents and six siblings. Gerald served in the Army Air Corps in 1944 and served our country in World War II for almost two years. Shortly after his military service, he married Betty Huff and moved to Eureka, CA where their son Gary and daughter Sherri were born. In 1951 they moved to Livingston, CA where their son Ron was born. The family lived in the area until 1980 when they moved to Incline Village, NV and in the preceding years lived in Reno, NV, Boulder City, NV, Sequim, WA, and their final home in Meridian, ID.
Gerald was deeply loved as a father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Lou Thiessen; son Ronald Thiessen; siblings Camilla LaChapell, Elmer Thiessen, Doris Pike, Dorothy Cooksey, Helen Thiessen; and parents Jake and Theo Thiessen. He is survived by his son Gary Thiessen and his wife Peggy, and daughter Sherri Fleming and her husband Gary; grandchildren: Steve Thiessen and his wife Sherry, Colby Clark and his wife Carrie-Anne, Shellee Sutton and her husband Eric, CarriAnn Gravitt and her husband Todd; great grandchildren: Gabe Vera, Auston Sutton, Rebekah Thiessen, Jenna Sutton, Taylor Sutton, Landon Thiessen, Kylie Gravitt, Nolan Clark, Kennedy Gravitt, Taylor Gravitt, and Connor Clark; and his sister Wilma Carson.
Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary 247 N. Broadway in Turlock on Friday July 27 from 1 to 7 pm. Funeral will also be at Allen Mortuary on Saturday at 10 am.
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