Oct. 18, 1931 - April 23, 2006
James Thielking, 74, Anderson, died April 23, 2006, at ManorCare Health Services in Anderson.
He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa. James worked in the local area as a carpenter and plumber. Charles Solid Construction Co. was his last regular employer before retiring. He also assisted in maintaining and repairing rental homes for his sister and other property owners in the Anderson area. He loved to be outdoors, working, camping or just loafing.
His passion was the American Taekwondo Association and went to several national competitions in Little Rock, Ark. He had earned many trophies for his skill and precision in performing the forms for each colored belt. In 1991 at 60 years old, he earned his black belt.
He liked to use scrap wood to make interlocking wooden pieces such as Lincoln Logs to give to children to encourage their imagination in making toys.
Survivors include a sister, Joan (Thielking) Allison; brother-in-law, Royce Allison of Anderson; brother, Irvin (wife, Connie) Thielking of Angola; brother, Roy Thielking of Mexico; sister, Esther (Thielking) Coffey; brother-in-law, James Coffey of Centerville, Ohio; stepchildren, William Tommy Lee, David and Danny Jones, Ellen (Jones) Feltner and Rita (Jones) Spears, all of Indianapolis; nephews, Aric, Michael, David and James Allison of Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Juanita (Jones) Thielking; parents, William and Winnie Thielking of Batavia, Ohio; and two brothers, Earl W. and Arthur Thielking.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lahm Chapel.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, The Christian Center, Anderson, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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