Sean Charles Thielman

October 12, 1974 ~ June 11, 2013

Sean Charles Thielman, 38, of Kahatchee, AL, formerly of Camas, WA, died Tues., June 11, 2013 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He was a foreign exchange student in Switzerland his junior year in high school. He graduated from Camas High School in Camas, WA in 1993.
Sean graduated from New Nazarene College in Nampa, ID in 1997 and studied at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. He traveled in Europe with the Hallelujah Brass his senior year in college.
Sean is survived by his wife, Meleah Thielman of Kahatchee, AL; step-son, Seth Pettit of Kahatchee, AL; daughter, Rhiannon Thielman of Kahatchee, AL; parents, Judy Christianson of Camas, WA and Joe Thielman of Green Valley, AZ; sister, Laura Thielman (husband Steve) of Vancouver, WA; step-brothers, Paul Christianson of Franklin, TN, David Christianson of Meridian, ID and J.D. Christianson of Camas, WA; step-sister, Barbara Allen of Vancouver, WA; aunts, Pam Sauser of Snoqualmie, WA and Debbie Moles of New Carlisle, OH; and his niece, Valera Szklenzki of Vancouver, WA.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Mildred Higgins and Clay and Valiera Thielman.
Visitation will be Fri., June 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with David Vick and Rev. Paul Vick officiating.
The family will accept potted plants and cut flowers or contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation.
Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.
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Funeral Home

Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 North Elm Avenue Sylacauga, AL 35150
(256) 245-1616

Published in The Columbian on June 13, 2013