- About Us
Korey Douglas Thiel (40) from Hibbing went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 9, at WaterView Woods
nursing home in Eveleth. Korey was born in Duluth, MN on November 29, 1978 to Marlys Maki (Ryberg)
and Vernon Thiel. Korey married the love of his life, Jennifer Potter, on August 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.
Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at the Keewatin Northstar Church at
108 West 1 st 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.