Mike Thede joined Independent Insurance in Toledo a month ago and is actively working in the multi-lines of insurance services. He's offering life, health, commercial, crop and personal coverages.
"We're happy to have Mike on our team," said Randy Van Dyk, owner agent. "He brings us a lot of business experience."
Thede has that, having worked for Menards Inc. for 17 years. He opened and managed the new Marshalltown location. He also worked for the lumber and home supply company including Ankeny and in Minnesota. For the past one and one-half years, he was parts value stream manager for Emerson Process Controls also in Marshalltown.
Mike and his wife, Julie, moved back to their home area here six years ago. "We wanted our kids to grow up in a wholesome community with a good education available," he said.
Mike is a 1989 graduate of South Tama High School and Julie graduated from South Tama in 1994. Their children are Mitchell, 16, and Mallory, 14. Mike is the son of Marcia Murty, the late Jerry Thede and his stepfather is Earl Murty. Julie's parents are Joleen and Mike Doyle.
Julie teaches 2nd grade at Anson Elementary School in Marshalltown.
Mike is an STC Booster, Music Boosters and Rec program volunteer. Julie is a member of the Friends of the STC Middle School organization and the family are members of the United Methodist Church.
Independent Insurance is located at 1101 South County Road (U.S. Highway 63 south.)
Other Independent Insurance personnel in Toledo include Jake Jacobsen, Tara Kaufman, Toni Chaska, Kourtne Smith, Matt Zmolek, Brenda Adams and Randy Van Dyk.