We are a member of the Texas
Texas Funeral Directors Association
Funeral Directors Association

Staff

Bill Thiele and Gary Cooper have a personal commitment to the Yoakum community to provide the best personal service to families following the death of their loved ones.

Both are licensed funeral directors with combined 78 years of experience. Both have been employed locally, but wish to serve our community at a personal level without large corporate involvement.

Bill Thiele  

Bill Thiele is a native of Yoakum, Texas. He attended Yoakum schools and graduated from St Joseph High School. He served his country as a marine in Vietnam before returning to Yoakum. He attended and graduated from Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston in 1970 and has been a funeral director in Yoakum since then. He is married to Rosie Thiele.

 

Gary Cooper  

Gary Cooper is a native of Cuero, Texas. He attended Cuero schools and graduated from Cuero High School. He attended Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1981. He went to work for Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas in 1981. He moved to Yoakum in 1988 and has been a part of the Yoakum Community since then. He is married to Becky Williams Cooper

 

Rosie Thiele  

Rosie Thiele - Rosie graduated from Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca. She worked in the nursing field. She graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2012. She is married to Bill Thiele.

 


 Dee Besteiro - Joined Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in February 2019 with 40 years experience.  Graduated from Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in 1979.

                                         

 

Carl O'Neill  

 Carl O'Neill - Funeral Assistant

Rose Jendrzey  

 Rose Jendrzey

 

 Linda Kusak