Frederick “Max” Thieme Jr., 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023, at his home surrounded by the ones he loved. Max was born on February 11, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan to the loving home of Frederick Max Thieme Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Signates) Thieme.
At a young age Max enlisted into the United States Armed Forces and served his country proudly for many years. Later in life while working as a car salesman- Max loved sales and could sell anything; he had a passion for it. Max went to pick up his son at a neighbor’s house where the son was playing with friends and was pleasantly surprised by the mom that answered the door. It was love at first sight for him, however his future wife Barbara needed a little extra time and a trip to the local skating rink where their boys skated to set them up together. Max would marry the love of his Life Barbara in 1983 in Santa Maria, California. Max and Barbara loved to go square dancing together and enjoying camping trips across the US.
Max and Barbara would move their family to Missouri in 1992 to continue their journey with the lord. Max was very faithful to the church holding many roles and titles through his life. Max was also very involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
Max is preceded in death by his parents, and his daughters Francine Marble and Kyle Marie Thieme. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Barbara Thieme, sisters Kathi Boyd (Cal) and Joyce Shippy. Sons Terry Weathers, Frederick Thieme III, Robert Thieme, Charles Thieme, and George Thieme; daughters Kimberly Knode, and Felecia Letzeisen. He will be fondly remembered by 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Max will be greatly missed by many other friends and family members.
Services for Max will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 705 W. Walnut Street, Independence, Missouri 64055. Visitation will be on Saturday February 4, 2023, from 10-11AM followed by funeral at 11AM. Burial will be private at Higginsville Missouri Veteran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial donations to be made to Harbor Hospice, City Union Mission or the Kansas City Pet Project.