Eric L. Thien, 62, passed away 7:22 am, Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Wood River on November 3, 1957, he was the son of Ervin and Lestine (French) Thien.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed as a computer technician.
On May 25, 1984 in Edwardsville, he married Debra Coleman. She survives.
Surviving also are a son, Adam (Lindsey) Thien of Alton; daughters, Aime (Jason) Hamlett of Bethalto, Jessica (Mark) Schandler of Roxana, Samantha Thien (fiance', Jeremy Staicoff) of Wood River; four grandchildren, Colton Hamlett, Anthony Schandler, Aiden Thien and Lennon Thien; and three brothers, Ervin Thien of Wood River, Wayne (Becky) Thien of Chesterfield, MO, Doug (Rosella) Thien of Wood River.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be held from 9-11 am, Saturday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.
Private family burial will be in Woodland Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.