Vincent G. Thiltgen, age 88, of Monroe, formerly of Warren, Ill. passed away on Jan. 14th, 2017 at Azura Memory Care in Monroe. Vince was born on Oct. 27, 1928 in Menominee, Ill. He was the son of Michael and Catherine (Greenwald) Thiltgen. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. After returning from the war, he married his wife Mary E. Geyer on Feb. 3, 1954 in Shullsburg. Vincent, along with his wife, farmed the land they rented at Warren, Ill. for eleven years time, after which they purchased it. Vince sold feed for Vigortone Pre-mix Co. and seed for Garst Seed Corn Co. He enjoyed his feed and seed sales job because it gave him an opportunity to socialize about farming with many people on his routes. Vince also served many years as a trustee on the Warren Township.
Survivors include his wife Mary Elizabeth of Monroe; his daughter Linda McIntosh of Monroe; his granddaughter Dr. Jenna (Tyler) Cramer of Waunakee and their son, his great-grandson Vincent James; two sisters, Roselyn Bruun of Shullsburg and Emily Whitman of Monroe. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Gary McIntosh; two brothers Earl and Emmett Thiltgen; brothers-in-law Leroy Geyer, Alvin Whitman, and Norman Bruun; sisters-in-law Carol Thiltgen and Charlene Thiltgen; and his nephew Roy Bruun.
A special thanks to Azura Memory Care and Monroe Clinic Hospice, who provided exceptional care for Vince.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Checks should be made out to Monroe Clinic & Hospital foundation and designate Hospice Home in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to: Monroe Clinic & Hospital Foundation, 515 22nd Ave, Monroe, WI. 53566. Online donations can be made at www.monroeclinic.org/buildahome.
Cremation Rites were accorded and private family burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren, Ill.
Friends and family may send condolences to the family at www.leamonfh.com