Korey Douglas Thiel, 40, of Hibbing, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at WaterView Woods nursing home in Eveleth.
Korey was born in Duluth, on Nov. 29, 1978, to Marlys Maki (Ryberg) and Vernon Thiel. Korey married the love of his life, Jennifer Potter, on Aug. 25, 2012. Korey worked at MDI as an assembler. Korey enjoyed spending time with his family and kids, AJ and Quinn, making crafts with his diamond willow, going on cruises exploring the Caribbean and Mexico while wearing his fun Hawaiian shirts and bringing his dog Benji on new adventures to meet new people.
Korey is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Potter) Thiel; kids, AJ and Quinn; father, Vernon Thiel; siblings: Nick Thiel, Fred (Gail) Thiel, Ken Thiel, and Tracey Thiel; and in-laws: John and Gail Potter, Jason Potter, and Nathan (Nicole) Potter. Korey has also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Korey is welcomed home by his mother, Marlys Maki, and grandparents on both sides.
Korey will be greatly missed by all. Fly high, Korey, until we meet again! We love you. The family would like to thank Hibbing ER, St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth, and Waterview Woods nursing home for their excellent care.
Funeral: Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Keewatin Northstar Church at 108 West 1st Avenue, Keewatin, MN 55753, with Pastor Chris. In honor of Korey, please wear a fun Hawaiian shirt to his celebration of life service. Luncheon to follow.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com.