Donald "Mac" Theyerl
April 9, 1929 - December 18, 2012
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Mac Theyerl, age 83 years, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. He was born on April 9, 1929 to Nicholas and Louise (Casper) Theyerl in Fond du Lac, WI, where he was raised with his 5 older siblings. He graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 1948. After high school, he pitched semiprofessional…

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Lerrissa Boardley left a message on May 2, 2013:
Julie and Family, words can't express how sadden I am by the sudden lost of your dad. I didn't have the pleasure to meet your dad, but as I read the obituary, it is evident that his characteristics, strengths, value and love are instilled in you. Your dad was loved and a well respected Educator, so Julie, I get the RED pen, I wouldn't expect anything less. : ) Cherish the memories and Keep your family bond strong! Sending Peace and Love Lerrissa Boardley
Paul Loftus left a message on May 2, 2013:
Julie, Mary, Kay, David, Suzie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I was so lucky to have spent so much time with your Dad on trips to Wisconsin, Dewey Beach, Aspen, and our family trip to Europe. Probably about 17 years ago your Dad gave me a couple sweaters that he had out grown. Both these sweaters I still wear today and in fact I saw Julie at church a few years ago at the beach and she laughed that I was still wearing your Dads sweaters. Once a Dorkus always a Dorkus!!!!!!!!! One of my fondest memories of your Dad was when you’re Dad, David, Brian and I made a trip down to Wrigley Field to watch a Cubs baseball game. Previously I had gone to several games at Wrigley Field so I knew about all the good watering holes to hit. Your Dad was very kind an put up with my goofy antics as I dragged everyone through the various bars which included Murphy’s Bleachers and the Cubbie Bear. After the baseball game I dragged everyone out for more beers at Murphy’s Bleachers Bar. Your Dad was very tolerant but after a few hours in the bar I suggested we go over to the Cubbie Bear for a few more beers. At that point in your Dads great sense of humor he clearly communicated to me that F--- the Cubbie Bear. We had a standing joke from that point on that any time I suggested going to the Cubbie Bear he would kindly tell me to F --- the Cubbie Bear. I have so many wonderful memories of your Dad. Please know that you are loved by all and treasure the many wonderful memories of your Dad and he will keep a smile in your heart. For me I am so lucky that every time I put on one of his sweaters I will think back to our Cubbie Bear adventures. The Loftus family sends their dearest condolences on the passing of your Dad and my buddy Mac.
Scott Schuldes left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Kay and family, Peace to you all on the sudden passing of your father. I had the privilege of being taught by your father at Appleton West. He was a great educator and person. My prayers are with you during this time. Scott
Diane (Theyerl) Frank left a message on May 2, 2013:
It brings me great sadness to learn about the passing of “Mac”. He was a special Uncle to me and his kind hearted spirit and humor will forever live on in my heart. His laughter and smile are very vivid in my childhood memories and did not fade with the passing of years. He was always a bright spot in any family gathering. Uncle “Mac”, may you rest in peace. You will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends. Love, Diane (Theyerl) Frank
Katie Coenen ( Rossmeissl ) left a message on May 2, 2013:
I adored this man. his entire family was a breath of fresh air. Blessings to you all. Katie.q
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Steinbergs left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dearest Kay, Tom and the Theyerl family, We want to express our deepest condolences to you. It was an honor to know your dad. His genuine kindness and interesting conversation were so wonderful. It was a joy to spend time with him. We will always remember your barbeques and listening to his jokes! He always took interest in our activities and family. Thank you for including us and giving us the opportunity to love him too. Love, Mike, Laura and Audrey Steinberg
Julie Theyerl left a message on May 2, 2013:
My Dad was loving, nurturing, kind, supportive...a real gentle soul. And of course, funny...what a sense of humor. I have such wonderful memories. He touched so many lives. You're in my heart forever, Dad! Love, Your Baby, Julie
richard shimek and family left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dick Ginny Wayne and Terry Kristie and Darin and Tim share in sympathy for your loss they all thought he was a great neighbor and friend. Love you Mac
Dick and Ginny Shimek left a message on May 2, 2013:
Mac you will be sadly missed by us and the card clubs and old neighbors We cant ever say we didnt laugh a lot . We shared sad moments and happy times for many years you will always be in our hearts Love you Dick and Ginny
Allison Armbruster left a message on May 2, 2013:
My sincere condolences. Mac was such a kind, loving, gentle, generous and funny man. His family adored him as well as many, many friends. He will be missed but his memory will live on in all of our hearts.
Frank Groh left a message on May 2, 2013:
Kay and Family, My sincere condolences. In having known your father at AHS-West he is remembered as a sincere and caring person. He was a kind man with a smile. Best wishes to your family, Frank Groh
Parag Sharma MD left a message on May 2, 2013:
I had the privelege and pleasure of meeting Mr. Theyerl when he warmly invited me to his home to share Christmas with him and his family. I remember not the specifics of that day, which has faded with the passing of the years, but the feelings of warmth, love, compassion and integrity that seemed to radiate from deep within his soul. It is written that you should live your life on this earth in a way, that is not measured by financial success or the ability to acquie material possessions. A successful life is measured by how you love and show compassion, direction and wisdom for your family, friends and neighbors. That love which was so freely given, will return unto you and shall be boundless. Mr. Theyerl lived that life. I am honored to say that I had the chance to know him, if but for a short while. My thoughts and prayers are with my dearest friend KayKay and her family. Parag.
Jim Cottrill & Family left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear David & Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I'm so lucky I got to know Mac and even golf with him a couple of times. He was such a nice & kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Jim
Ike Spangenberg left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences with the passing of Mac. It was a privilege to have been a fellow teacher with him on our proud AHS West staff for many years. Mac was highly regarded as a teacher and loved as a person.
Hal Jorgensen left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dr. Kay, I'am so sorry to hear of your fathers death. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my prays. God Bless, Hal Jorgensen
Tony Mauthe left a message on May 2, 2013:
My most deepest sympathies to the Theyerl family. I had the fortune of having Mr. Theyerl for as a teacher at Appleton West High School. Although many years have passed since graduating, I can say with absolute honesty that Mr. Theyerl was one of those teachers that a student never forgets. I remember Mr. Theyerl as being extremely fair to each of his students and above all a true gentleman. Rest in peace Mr. Theyerl. Thank you for being a positive influence in my life.
Ann Strelow left a message on May 2, 2013:
I don't even know how to tell you how sorry I am. He was a great man. He had a fun sense of humor and always knew how to make me smile. I enjoyed many times sitting in his back yard talking "bird talk". He was such an easy going man. I looked forward to seeing him every month. He will be greatly missed.
Sue Robinson left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dr. Kay - my deepest sympathies for you and your family. God Bless.
Lois Wagner-Forstner left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dr. Kay...I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father.It is hard to lose that steadfastness in our life. Take care of yourself during this time. Love, Lois Wagner-Forstner
David Luepke left a message on May 2, 2013:
To the Theyerl Family It was a joy to grow up on Summer Street, with Mac, Ellen and their children as neighbors. Although I wasn't fortunate enough to have Mac as a teacher at AHSW, I have fond memories of him as a neighbor. I recall playing games of horse with Mac and other neighbors in the Theyerl driveway. I also recall that the Theyerl backyard was the place to go to see birds. For many years I delivered newspapers on the block, and Mac was one of my favorite customers. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Theyerls in this time of loss.
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Patti Roth left a message on May 2, 2013:
Mr. Theyerl was obviously a man of many strengths and virtues. His legacy will live on in Kay and her siblings and and in the close family bonds they share. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of someone so special.
Barbara Howder left a message on May 2, 2013:
My deepest sympathy to all of the Theyerl family, especially David. Mac was a very big part of the Theyerl family and loved by all who knew him. He will be missed by his family, especially his grandchildren, Hannah and Jack, and all who knew him. God Bless, Barbara
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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