Marjorie (Thielen) Feilmeier
August 3, 1943 - January 10, 2021

Marjorie Thielen MHS 1961

Margie Feilmeier, age 77, of Carroll, died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, at Holy Spirit Church - St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The celebrant will be Fr. Kevin Richter. Instrumental Music will be by Jane Heithoff. Lector will be Laurel Feilmeier. Casket Bearers will be Tom Feilmeier, Mike Janning, Conner Janning, Bob Dentlinger, Jeff Cayler, and Jan Thielen. Private family burial will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation without greeting the family will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church. Those in attendance of services will be required to wear a face covering, and abide by all COVID 19 restrictions.

A recording of Margie's funeral mass will be available within 72 hours on the Sharp Funeral Home YouTube page at

Those wishing to mail a memorial may direct it to Marjorie Feilmeier Funeral, C/O Sharp Funeral Home 226 W. 8th Street, Carroll, IA 51401.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Margie's family at

Marjorie Ann, the daughter of Leo and Bertille (Reinart) Thielen was born on August 3, 1943, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. She was raised on a farm south of Manning and was taught from an early age to work hard, have good values, and have a strong Catholic faith. Margie graduated from Manning High School in 1961. In 1963 she graduated from Antonian School of Practical Nursing in Carroll.

Marjorie married Wendell "Junior" Feilmeier in 1965, and this friendship of marriage lasted for over 50 years until Wendell's passing in 2015. Margie worked in nursing most of her career, but returned to school to obtain her Nursing Home Administrative License in 1991. She worked as an administrator several years before returning to her true passion of caring for others. Most of her career was working at St. Anthony Hospital and Nursing Home; where she finished her career by working in the Nursing Home until her retirement.

Margie and Junior loved to travel and took many trips to their favorite areas in the southwest United States, although their favorite area was Estes Park, Colorado. The couple also enjoyed their short road trips and time spent at the casino, and spending part of the winter in Laughlin, Nevada.

Margie's greatest joy was her family and grandkids who are left to cherish her loving memories. They include her daughter Cindy (Mike) Janning of Carroll, and her son, Tom (Laurel) Feilmeier of Bay St. Louis, MS; grandson: Conner (Jacque) Janning of Ankeny; granddaughter: Hannah (Tyler Ramsey) Janning of Ankeny; a brother: Dan Thielen, and sisters-in-law: Vicki Thielen, Rita Dentlinger, Irene Feilmeier, and Marcia Feilmeier, as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband Wendell "Junior" Feilmeier in 2015; her parents: Leo and Bertille Thielen; parents-in-law: Wendelin and Clara (Willenborg) Feilmeier; brothers: Mel Thielen, and Ray Thielen; brothers-in-law: Jim Dentlinger, Alfred Feilmeier, Leonard Feilmeier, Rudolph Feilmeier, Earl (Janis) Feilmeier; sisters-in-law: Laura (Tony) Muhlbauer, and Marie (Ed) Lammers.

Lincoln No. 2 - page 141 of the Manning Schools history book
North wall of Lincoln No. 2 circa 1948

Back: Louise Mohr, Marjorie Drees
Third: William Bruhn, Lyle Drees, Merlin Drees, Melvin Thielen, Donald Dammann, Allen Mohr
Second: Janice Drees, Gary Handlos, Raymond Thielen, Allen Overgaard?
Front: Marjorie Thielen, Linda Handlos

Melvin Thielen

Ray Thielen

Back: Melvin, Danny, Raymond
Front: Marjorie, Bertille, Leo

Leo and Bertille (Reinert) Thielen moved to the Manning community from the Templeton area in 1940. They purchased a farm in Lincoln Township, Audubon County, Section 9, from William Dammann.
They were married in February 1934 at St. Augustine church in Halbur, Iowa. They had four children: Melvin (1934), Raymond (1937), Marjorie (1943), and Danny (1952).
Leo was a livestock and grain farmer and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and occasional vacations. The family belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Leo served on the building committee for the new church in 1956. Melvin continues to live on the home farm.

Ray, Katherine, Vickie
Ray and Vickie (Thieman) Thielen farm south of Manning in Lincoln Township, Audubon County. Vickie is from Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, where she was a commercial artist for Brandies.
They were married in 1986 and have one daughter, Katherine who was born in 1987. They are active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served many years in religious education and liturgy positions. Raymond was also on the building committee for the CCD center. The family enjoys fishing, skiing, and camping. Raymond is also a private pilot. Katherine is a member of the National Honor Society and enjoys basketball, cross-country and track.

Front: Dan, Nylene, Laura
Back: Jan, Mary, Joe
Danny graduated from MHS in 1971. He married Nylene Freese in 1973.
The couple had four children: Jan, Mary, Joe, and Laura. They farmed in Lincoln Township, Audubon County. They enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.

1961 MHS graduates: Terry Adamson, Donna Ahrendsen, Carol Beck, Thomas Bennett, Kenneth Boell, Jackie Borkowski, Barbara Bruck, Marilyn Brus, Jerrold Callender, Anna Birgitta Carlsson, Lenny Carstens, Terry Doyel, Beth Eckholdt, Eleanor Ehlers (valedictorian), Johnny Ehrichs, Dorothy Fink, Warren Fischer, Dennis Frahm, Eileen Frahm, Dean Grimm, Frances Grimm (salutatorian), Linda Handlos, Roger Hansen, Lila Hargens, David Hass, Joan Heithoff, Lowell Jahn, Wayne "Butch" Jensen, Sandra Johnson, Patrick Kasperbauer, Patricia Knobbe, Karen Knueven, Dale Koester, Carol Kuhl, Alan Kusel, Valda Lamaack, Gordell Lamp, Patricia Mathisen, Gary McNutt, Steven Mock, Nancy Mohr, Sandra Mohr, Gary Mundt, Paul Mundt, Betsy Musfeldt, Fred Nulle, David Nelson, Mary Reinke, Gary Rowedder, Faith Sander, Paul Spieker, Lowell Stammer, David Swank, Marjorie Thielen, Jean Thomssen, Judy Thomssen, Richard Vaudt, Marilyn Vennink, Kenneth Venteicher, Allen Vinke, Anna Marie Wiese, Russell Witt, Joyce Sonksen Warnke

1961 former students: Judith Atkins, Leona Bosche, Gary Cooper, Dennis Domayer, Billy Donaghu, Jimmy Eich, Roger Eischeid, JoAnn Groppe, Kenny Hass, Judy Hemerson, Dale Hinz, Melvin Hoffman, Ronnie Hollander, Mary M. Johnson, Keith Justice, Patricia Killeen, Dickie McMahon, John Miller, Patricia Musfeldt, Kathleen Nelson, James O'Lear, Mary M. O'Lear, Pearl Peters, Alton Petersen, Irene Rowedder, Larry Ruhde, Earl Schiltz, James Schrock, Wilma Seals, Barbara Simcoke, Lawrence Spicer, LuVerne Steffes, Larry Stolz, Bob Synhorst, Larry Thetford, Ronnie Umland, Beverly Weinbrandt, Nancy Young

Dan Thielen 1967

Ray Thielen MHS 1956

Larry Witt & Ray Thielen FFA

Katie Thielen President, Chantel Croghan Vice-president - May 21, 2006 graduation

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