Elmer Paul "Pete" Thiemann, 94, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, in his home.
Born Sept. 10, 1909, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Herman and Mary Algeier Thiemann, the youngest of 10 children.
He graduated fromn St. Xavier High School, attended the University of Louisville and studied accounting at LaSalle Extension University.
He enlisted in the Air Force on July 22, 1942, attended OCS and attained the rank of Captain as a flight controller in the Eighth Air Force.
He served 2 1/2 years in Europe and in the occupation of Japan.
He moved to Terre Haute in 1948 with National Cash Register Co. as an accounting machine manager.
On Jan. 1, 1951, he and his sister, Antoinette Thiemann, established Thiemann Office Products Inc.
He served as a trustee of the Redevelopment Commission under four mayors.
He was past president of the local chapter of the National Cost Accountants; a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, the Country Club of Terre Haute and the Elks Club 86.
He also served on the church school board and Parish Council of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eleise Schuler Thiemann; eight children, Paul and Martha Thiemann, Anne and Ken Baugh, Sue and Mark Wynne and Barbara and Tim Gossett, all of Terre Haute, David Thiemann of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Mark and Gayla Thiemann of Brazil, Dr. Carole and Dr. Rob Thoman of Indianapolis and Brian and Katie Thiemann of St. Louis; 20 grandchildren, Maddy and Ben Thiemann, Ryan Weatherman; Jason, Austin and wife, Molly, Amy, Adam, Evan, Elise, Erin, Kurt, Nora, Matt and Nick Thiemann, Nate and Sara Baugh, Luke, Brian and Joe Pete Gossett and Audrey Wynne.
Visitation is scheduled Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., in the church with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father Joe Villa and Msgr. Larry Moran officiating. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Contributions may be sent to Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN 47802; Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. 1st St., Terre Haute, IN 47807; or St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, 1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803.
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home handled arrangements.