Mark William Thiel

WYOMING — Mark William Thiel, 53, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

He was born on July 1, 1962, in Cadillac, the son of John and Marilyn (Bingaman) Thiel. He was raised in Reed City and graduated from Reed City High School in 1980. After high school he went to Ferris State University and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in business (computer information systems). He was hired by Meijer in Grand Rapids where he worked as a senior systems analyst for 22 years.

Mark enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies were fishing, camping, playing video games and he was an avid reader. His greatest passion was table-top games, role playing and online gaming with his friends from all over the U.S.

Mark is survived by his mother, Marilyn Thiel; his siblings, Mike (Nancy) Thiel, Scott (Sandi) Thiel, Steve (Lisa) Thiel and Cindy (Russell) Koepnick; nine nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, John.

The family will hold a private memorial service at the United Methodist Church in Reed City where contributions in Mark’s name may be made.