Lucy Thiel, age 75, of Oregon City, passed away at home on August 27, 2020, surrounded by family. Born to Henry and Rose (Zupon) Woytassek in 1944, Lucy grew up in Geneseo and Wahpeton, North Dakota. She married Nicholas Thiel in December of 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton.
Lucy was direct, thoughtful, warm, and loving. She created a home filled with laughter and love, where everyone was welcome and well cared for. Lucy had an engaging smile and was always ready with a quick laugh. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
Never idle, Lucy could be found crocheting or embroidering even while watching television. An avid quilter, she volunteered her skills and many hours to the Cover Up program, which provides handmade items to nearly 40 service agencies.
Lucy is survived by her loving husband of nearly 59 years, Nick; daughter Lynette (Jeffrey) Thiel-Smith; sons Michael (Shirley), Bradley (Ann), and Bryan Thiel; sisters Carol (Craig) Thomas and Mary Beth (Larry Lee) Woytassek; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Robert; two brothers, Denis and Henry, and sister Paulette (Joel) Lerbakken.
There will be a private service Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud, 715 7th Street in Oregon City.
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