Laleen Biering Schaper Thiem

Laleen Biering Schaper Thiem passed from this life on September 13, 2022 at the age of 76. Laleen was born in Galveston to Edward Lalor Biering and Dorothy Ellison Biering on June 19, 1946. She attended Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana and graduated from Ursuline Academy in Glaveston in 1964. Laleen worked at Amoco/BP for 25 years until her retirement.

Laleen married Jerry Thiem on November 23, 1977 and together they raised five children all of whom made them very proud by graduating from college and giving them 11 grandchildren.  Laleen and Jerry lived in Galveston and were active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in several capacities. After many years they moved to Dickinson and then to League City and were members of Faith Lutheran in Dickinson.

Laleen was prededed in death by her parents, Edward Lalor and Dorothy Biering.

Laleen is survived by her husband, Jerry of 44 years and by their children, Denise Allison and husband, Tom of Germantown, Maryland, Suzanne Thiem of Houston, Debra Parant and husband, John of Birmingham, Alabama, Laura Thurman and husband, Drew of Cypress and Donald Schaper, Jr. of Katy. Laleen is also survived by her grandchildren (oldest to youngest) Henry Thurman, Sofie & Abbie Allison, Sadie Thurman, Madison and Jordan Schaper, Ben Allison, Hannah and Paige Parant, River and Piper Parant and sister, Leona Pleasant, brother-in-law, Neal and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. A memorial service will follow at 12:00pm, also at Crowder Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice.


  1. So sorry to hear about Laleen. May she Rest In Peace.
    Cindy Schulz

    Cindy Schulz
  2. I am so very sorry for your lost. My thought and prayers are with you and the family at this very hard time. Laleen is at peace in the hands of the Lord. Love you Carolyn

    Carolyn Carr
  3. So very sorry for the loss of Laleen. She was
    a beautiful person In life.
    Now she’s at peace with our heavenly FATHER .
    Sending prayers for her family and friends. Our loss is heaven’s gain.
    Sincerely, Schurle Lauve Ellis @

    Schurle Ellis
  4. Rest in peace Laleen. May God grant peace and comfort to her family and friends.

    Carol Sullivan Martorell, Ursuline Alumnae

    Carol Sullivan Martorell
  5. Healing prayers and warmest thoughts to you Jerry and kids. Eileen Townsend

    Eileen Townsend
  6. Jerry I am so sorry for your loss. I did not ever meet your wife, Laleen but my wife and I knew you for many years until you retired. You were our Dentist for many years. God Bless You and Your Family.
    Herbert Divin

    Herbert Divin
  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Laleen. She was such a beautiful person. She is now at peace with God in Heaven.
    Georgia Martin

    Georgia Martin
  8. It’s sad to lose a loved one, but knowing Laleen is at peace is a comfort.
    She leaves her memories with all who knew her, both friends and family, and she will be greatly missed.

    Peggy Thurman and Nancy Fuller
  9. We were fortunate to have Laleen as our next door neighbor since they moved to League City. It has been wonderful knowing her and her love the garden and for the squirrels who she fed everyday. Rest in Peace Laleen and enjoy the fruits of your toil here on earth.
    Our deepest sympathies to Jerry, their children and grandchildren. May the good God help you deal with the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother.
    We will always be there for you.
    Ben & Moira Alva

    Moira Alva
  10. Prayers of comfort for the Thiem family and may Laleen rest in peace.

    Nancy Bohn Kageler

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