Barbara Jane Wiers Thiel quietly passed away April 25, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. She was active until a week before her death. Barb was born in Kalamazoo Dec. 6, 1925, the daughter of Harold O. Wiers and Dora May Hamacher Wiers. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Harry Thiel and siblings Donald Wiers and Donna MayHagerman. Still living are her children Thomas Thiel (Gail), Jane Mahler (Harry), Cindy Balombini (Steve), her brother Dick Wiers, and sister-in-law Jean Wiers. Barb had 7 grandchildren; Heather Thiel (Ron), Aaron Mahler (Karen), Natalie Christine Mahler, John Mahler (Natalie Ann), Nathan Mahler, Lori Mahler Gervais (Tony) and Kyle Balombini (Katie). Her great grandchildren are Violet and Lily Howard, Abigail, Rachel, Matthew and Hannah Mahler, William, Anna and Asher Mahler, and Elizabeth and Olivia Gervais. In Kalamazoo Barb was active in the Sunnyside Methodist Church, Canasta Club, Choral Society, and taking care of dear friends like Dorothy Law. In Florida she bowled, danced, sang in the Bay Aristocrat Choir, and was a member of the BA social club. We know she has returned to a loving Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ and has been reunited with her family. A graveside gathering will be held at a later date.