Dick was born January 3, 1941, the oldest of five children born to Richard F. and Dorthey Thieman of English Woods. His father died near the beginning of 1948 and was buried on Dick’s seventh birthday. He attended Western Hills High School where he participated in the senior choir and was known for livening up a crowd. He graduated in 1959.
While attending high school and for a few years thereafter, Dick worked as a mechanic for Behne’s Gulf Station in Cheviot. From 1963 to 1977 he was a fireman and engineer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
Dick joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on May 11, 1978 as a Corrections Officer. During 1979 he completed his Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training at the Norwood Police Academy, finishing third in his class. He was upgraded to Patrol Clerk on March 27, 1980 and promoted to Patrol Officer May 19, 1983. Deputy Thieman’s superiors rated his activity as better than average even though he was assigned to the most inactive beat in Green Township. They considered his motivation to be superior. But, on February 28, 1987, after medical issues and surgeries, he begrudgingly took a disability retirement, with nine years of service and several letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Deputy Thieman was also a member of the Republican Club of Hamilton County.
Deputy Thieman died May 11, 2022 at the age of 81.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Thieman and Bill Thieman. Deputy Thieman is survived by his children, Sheila Jean (Kevyn) Klein and Carla Renee (John) Hanekamp, and siblings, Donald Thieman, Sandra (Robert) Rosenzweig, Linda Falls, and Roy (Debbie) Troxel.
A visitation and funeral service were held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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