Carl G. Tiede

Carl G. Tiede, age 90, of Britton, passed away January 20, 2021 at home under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.  He was born August 15, 1930 in Britton, the son of  Gustav and Edna (Peters) Tiede. On June 26, 1954, he married Lucille A. Lawson. She survives.

Carl was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.  He was retired from the Tecumseh Products Company with over 35 years of service. Carl was also a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palmyra. Carl enjoyed polka music and polka dancing. He was a member of the Czech Club, Metamora, Ohio, and the Millbury Fire Hall Polka Club, Millbury, Ohio.

In addition to his wife Lucille, Carl is survived by his daughter Beverly (Chuck) Risch; six grandchildren, Nicholas (Holly) Risch, Aaron (Samantha) Risch, Zachary (Tera Rankin) Risch, Tyler (Danielle) Risch, Tiffany Lopez, and Cody (Erica Gordon) Tiede; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dora Mae Maschino and Donna (Paul) Griffin; and a sister-in-law, Karen Tiede. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Dale G. Tiede, and two brothers, Wesley and Frederick Tiede.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 25, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Rev. James Schneck officiating. Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, where military honors will be performed by the Tecumseh American Legion and VFW. 

Visitation was also on Monday, Jan. 25 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral, Tecumseh from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service.

Condolences to the family may be made online to the family at


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