H. “Artie” Thoele, 82, of Germantown, died Sunday, August 26, 2007
at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Thoele was born April 14, 1925 in Germantown to Joseph and Elizabeth
(Nordhaus) Thoele; they preceded him in death.
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.
married Mary Jane Kohrmann on April 29, 1953 at St. Boniface
Catholic Church in Germantown; she survives in Germantown.
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.
Grandchildren, Kendra (Tony) Daily, Kris (special friend, Lindsey
Schniers) Wuebbels, Jenna (Eric) Kues, Jeremy (Angela) Thoele, Anna
Thoele, and Katie Thoele.
Great-Grandchildren, Mikaela and Jackson Kues, Braelyn Daily,
Jasmine and Ashlyn Thoele.
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.
retired as a laborer from Carpenters Local 397-Granite City and
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
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