Ashley, ND-Funeral Service for Clarence A. Thiery, 73, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Monday, October 4, 2021, at Ashley Baptist Church. Rev. Randall Cloud will officiate. The service will be live streamed and available at www.Carlsenfh.com under Clarence’s obituary.
Burial will be in Ashley City Cemetery.
There will be a prayer service Sunday at 5:00 pm with visitation from 3:00-5:00 pm at the funeral home.
Clarence died September 28, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck.
Clarence was born August 23, 1948, to James and Evelyn (Zerbel) Thiery at Aberdeen, SD. This is where he grew up attending Aberdeen Public Schools, graduating from Central High School.
He was united in marriage to Judy Reich on November 3, 1967, in Berlin Baptist Church near Fredonia, ND. He worked at Hub City Iron Store for several years. They moved to Groton where he worked at Pioneer Ford for a few years. They then moved to Kulm, ND where he owned and operated his own auto repair shop and satellite repair shop. In 1986, their family moved to Ashley, ND where they purchased the Drive-Inn and operated that until 1998. Clarence then worked at Fargo Assembly in Lehr, ND and later as a partsman at Pfeifle Chevrolet in Wishek, ND. In 2000, he and his son, Kyle, started Thiery Construction in Ashley where he worked until 2013. In 2015, Clarence began working at Northern Plains Coop where he remained until spring 2021.
Clarence loved stock car racing. Over the years, he raced his 1957 Chevy in Wishek, ND and Aberdeen and Watertown, SD. Clarence was a member of Ashley Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and playing cards. In the last few years, he really enjoyed genealogy. Clarence’s happy time was when he was with his family. Those memories will always be cherished by his family.
Grateful for having shared Clarence’s life are his wife of 53 years, Judy; daughter, Lynnette Tripp of Bismarck, ND; sons, Dean (Olivia) Thiery of Vancouver, WA, and Kyle (Teresa) Thiery of Ashley; James (Leslye) Thiery of Grand Forks, ND; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine Dumire of Aberdeen and June Remien of Las Vegas, NV and brother, Leslie “Sonny” (Joyce) Thiery of Rapid City, SD.
He joins in heaven his parents, son, James (9-18-18), sister, Shirley Nikodym (2016) and brother, James Thiery (2014).
Honorary Casketbearers will be Clarence’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Jordan Thiery, Kaleb Thiery, Nathan Hakanson, Brandon Burkes, Jorden Bartlette, Zach Tokar, Bobby Redmer and Nick Blair.
The family prefers memorials to Ashley Baptist Church.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.
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