Charles Jude “CJ” Thiel

Charles Jude “CJ” Thiel passed away peacefully on Friday morning, March 7, 2014 at the age of 76. He was a devoted and giving husband; a loving and caring father; a proud “Paw-Paw”; a wonderful great-grandfather and great-uncle; and a blessing to everyone who knew him. CJ is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Carolyn “Caggy” Thiel; his children David Thiel (Lisa) and Darnel Monteverde (Brian); his grandchildren Brandon Monteverde, Kati Thiel Hunnicutt (Casey), and Brooke Monteverde-Durham (Blake); and his great-grandchild Morgan Hunnicutt. He was also a special uncle to Christi Rehage-Alvarez (Carlos) and a special great-uncle to Milan, Sienna, and Cooper. He was the youngest of three siblings, sisters are Doris Melan and the late Elaine Aubye. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends to cherish his memory. CJ had a great soul and an amazing sense of humor; he would always leave you smiling! The family wishes to thank Lakeside Hospice, especially Maria; and the staff of River Region Hospice. Burial was private. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit

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