Ira Thiessen

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Ira was born on October 30, 1926 and passed away on June 29, 2016. Ira was a resident of Clovis, CA. Ira was born in Shandong Province, China, the third son of Gerhardt & Agnes Ratzlaff Thiessen. Ira returned to the United States at 15, attended High School in Reedley and graduated from Grace Bible Institute in 1948. He married Doris Mae Linscheid June14, 1947. They made their home in Orange Cove, CA for 50 years. Ira taught school in the Orange Cove Schools for 38 years. He then worked for the City of Orange Cove, prior to retirement. Ira is survived by his wife Doris and his seven children, Esther (Kirk) Heselbarth Manassas, VA; Mary (Carl) Waldapfel Santa Maria, CA; Rachel (Mike) Bath Northfield, MN; John (Martha) Los Angeles, CA; Deborah (Marc) Watson Sacramento, CA; Joanna (Julian) Garcia Clovis, CA; Stephen (Laurie) Madera, CA. Many Grand-children, their spouses & some Great Grand-children.