Iowa Falls High School

Class of 1969

Dennis Dale Thies

Dennis Dale Thies


Dennis Dale Thies age 55, of Alden, died Sunday, September 24, 2006 at home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with cremation to follow. Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.

Dennis Dale Thies was born July 3, 1951 at Iowa Falls, Iowa, the son of Dale and Roma (Swift) Thies. He was raised in Iowa Falls area and graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1969. He married Diane Leah Mitterer on July 22, 1972 at the Alden United Methodist Church. Dennis drove trucks all his life, locally and over the road retiring in 2004.

 He had recently moved back to this area from Texas due to his health. Survivors include his wife, Diane Thies; daughters, Kristina Pierce and her husband Tom of Alden and Shannen Osborne and her husband Eric of San Angelo, TX.; one son Kelley Thies of Radcliffe; eight grandchildren who lovingly called him papa; sisters, Rosann Hinz and her husband Randy of Steamboat Rock and Tania Foley and her husband Ed of Granville, ILL.; three aunts and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Roma Thies; one infant grandson, Donavon; and faithful companion, Missy his dog. Memorials may be sent to Greenbelt Bank & Trust, 616 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, IA. 50126 in Memory of Dennis Dale Thies.