FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Raynold F. Thege 79
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:30 P.M.
Kracl Funeral Chapel David City, Nebraska
Jerry L. Kracl, Officiating
Monday 4-7 P.M. Tuesday Noon-1:30 P.M.
Prague Presbyterian Cemetery Rural Prague Military Honors
Ray was born August 16, 1936, on the family farm near Linwood, Nebraska to George and Rose(Houfek) Thege. He attended District #78 near Linwood, and graduated from Linwood High School. In 1957 he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a tank driver until being Honorably discharged in 1959. He married Pauline Zakovec on March 24, 1962, in Bersford, South Dakota. Ray worked for the North Bend Trailer Factory and farmed near Linwood. In 1984 they moved to David City where Ray was one of the original employees and worked for Timpte for over 20 years. He was a life member of the Prague Presbyterian Church and served several terms as an Elder. He loved polka music, bowling, woodworking and doing "outside" work. Ray is survived by his wife Pauline, David City, sons Curt(Denise) Thege, Lincoln, Doug(Pam) Thege of Gillman, Iowa, James(Nancy) Thege of David City, a daughter, Roxane(Don) Heiser of Weston, six grandchildren;Drake(Emily) Thege of Phoenix, Lindsey Thege and her fiance Tyler Francis of Lincoln, Cody Thege of New Bern North Carolina, Brooke, Kaitlin and Colten Thege, all of David City, 9 step-greatgrandchildren, brothers, Richard Thege of North Bend, Don(Alyce) Thege of Schuyler and two sisters-in-law;Mary Ann Thege of Norfolk and Marlene Thege of North Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and Clarence Thege.