Martha M. Thoele, 96, of Teutopolis, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. A Ladies Sodality rosary for family and friends will be held at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018. Visitation will follow from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. wake service all at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. There will also be a visitation from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Friday in St. Clare Hall at the church.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Martha was born on December 8, 1921, in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Bernard and Christine (Metten) Dasenbrock. She was united in marriage to Richard Thoele on May 5, 1956, and he preceded her in death on September 23, 2014.
Martha worked at the Illinois Glove Factory as well as both the old and new St. Anthony’s Hospital in the surgery department. She was also a homemaker and helped her husband on their farm. Martha and her sister Dory also made numerous wedding cakes. Martha was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis and St. Francis Altar Sodality of Catholic Women.
Martha leaves behind her daughter, Jo Ellen (Ron) Helmink of Montrose; sons, Bill (Rosa) Thoele and Melvin Thoele both of Teutopolis; grandchildren, Jonathan (Becky) Helmink, Deborah (Rob) Connell, Theresa (Joe) Fehrenbacher, Angela Helmink, Beth Helmink (fiancé, Dustin Parde), Kathryn Helmink, Derek Thoele, Russell Thoele, Sarah Thoele, Austin Thoele, and Shannon Thoele; 5 great-grandchildren, Carter Thoele, Ian Thoele, Brittany Helmink, Macy Helmink, and Christian Parde; brother-in-law, Leroy Thoele; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents, Ben and Christine Dasenbrock; brother, Arthur Dasenbrock; sister, Dory Thoele; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alf and Anna Thoele; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Art and Irene (Pat) Buhnerkempe.