Winter Holiday 03

Rosa Mae Thiel

July 9, 1935 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 86)


Rosa Mae (Smith) Thiel, age 86, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 8:20am at the home of her daughter in Upper Sandusky.

Rosa was born on July 9, 1935 in Hopewell, Kentucky, to Earl and Esther (Bradford) Smith, both of whom are deceased.  She married Marcus E. Thiel on September 29, 1956 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and he passed away on September 30, 2004.

She is survived by her children, Tina Thiel-Krock of Upper Sandusky, Matthew (Brenda) Thiel of Upper Sandusky,  John Thiel of Upper Sandusky, Steven (Donna) Thiel of Findlay, Ohio.  7 grandchildren, Joshua (Kristi) Thiel, Jacob (Kerri) Thiel, Rachel (Ted) Beitler, Marcus Thiel, Curtis (Carrie) Thiel, Emily (Cam) Warner, and Benjamin (Sarah) Thiel, and 15 great-grandchildren, Grady and Savannah Thiel, Nash and Ellie Thiel, Theo and Maggie Mae Beitler, Zoey and Olivia Thiel, Grace, Joseph, Gabriel and Daniel Warner, and Emery, Isaiah, and Jack Thiel. 

Rosa is also survived by her siblings, Evelyn (John) Swanberg of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Charlie (Vicki) Smith of Carey, Dave (Pat) Smith of Upper Sandusky, LaFern (Mike) Feuerstein of Marion, Indiana, LaVern (Niru) Idgunji of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Laurie (Justin) Wagner of Upper Sandusky, and Dan (Ruth) Smith of Upper Sandusky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son in law, Dennis Krock, and siblings, Marylou Gamber, Shirley Swanberg, Joy Stager, and Yvonne Smith.

Rosa was a homemaker, and helped her husband Marcus manage the family farm.  She also had worked at 1st. Citizens National Bank, and also at McDonald’s, both in Upper Sandusky.

She was a member since 1956 of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby, where she was a Catholic Ladies of Columbia, and a member at one time of the Rosary Altar Society. 

She enjoyed quilting and was one of the original members of the Wyandot Piecemakers  Quilt Club, where they quilted various pieces for local organizations fund raising projects.

She will be remembered for her love for her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed.

Graveside services for Rosa Thiel will be held at 10:00am Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Kirby, Ohio, with Father Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv. Officiating.

There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering for Rosa to be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot Memorial and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.

Online condolences may be sent to 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosa, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
November 27, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Co. Rd. 53
Kirby, OH 43330


Hospice of Wyandot Memorial

© 2021 Lucas Batton Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy