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Edward H. "Artie" Thoele


  Visitation:  Tuesday, August 28, 2007         4:00-9:00 PM
                    Wednesday, August 29, 2007    8:00-10:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

  Services:   Wednesday, August 29, 2007    11:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Edward H. “Artie” Thoele, 82, of Germantown, died Sunday, August 26, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. 

Mr. Thoele was born April 14, 1925 in Germantown to Joseph and Elizabeth (Nordhaus) Thoele; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by his step-father, Bernard Spihlmann, a brother, Alvin Thoele, a sister, Olivia Thoele, step-brothers, Ray Spihlmann, Leo Spihlmann, Bernard Spihlmann, Rich Spihlmann, and Clarence Spihlmann,  a step-sister, Millie Heimann, brothers-in-law, George Heimann, Norbert Albers, and Jim Wiemann, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Thoele, Ella Mae Thoele, and Lucille Spihlmann. 

He married Mary Jane Kohrmann on April 29, 1953 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; she survives in Germantown. 

Also surviving are his children, Ken (Gina) Thoele of Johnson City, TN, Sue (Dave) Wuebbels of Germantown, Jim “Big Time” (Myra) Thoele of Breese, and Eileen Thoele of Germantown. 

6 Grandchildren, Kendra (Tony) Daily, Kris (special friend, Lindsey Schniers) Wuebbels, Jenna (Eric) Kues, Jeremy (Angela) Thoele, Anna Thoele, and Katie Thoele. 

5 Great-Grandchildren, Mikaela and Jackson Kues, Braelyn Daily, Jasmine and Ashlyn Thoele. 

A brother, Walter Thoele of New Baden, and sisters, Mary (Arnold) Heimann and Bernice “Bim” (Corny) Kniepmann all of Germantown. 

Step-Sisters, Marie Albers of Breese, Henrietta (Abby) Albers of Germantown, and Dorothy Wiemann of Maryville. 

Sisters-in-law, Ann Spihlmann of Breese, Marie Spihlmann of Germantown, and Rosie Spihlmann of Albers. 

Artie retired as a laborer from Carpenters Local 397-Granite City and Local 581-Carlyle. 

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown American Legion Post 325, Local 397-Granite City, and Local 581-Carlyle.  He was an Army Veteran of WWII. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Msgr. James Buerster officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28, 2007 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 8:00-10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials can be made to Germantown First Responders or to the Donor’s Choice and will be received at the funeral home



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