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Jerry Thoenen


Jerry Thoenen, 65, of Frankenstein, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born on April 17, 1954, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Edward “Ed” and Betty “Bets” (Schaefer) Thoenen.

Jerry attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Frankenstein and was a 1972 graduate of Fatima High School. 

He was united in marriage to Betty (Sigaigo) Thoenen on August 9, 2003, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.  Betty survives at their residence. 

Jerry was employed for the Missouri Department of Transportation for twenty-eight years retiring in 2005 as the Shed Foreman.  He was employed part time at Osage Industries for the last 12 years.

Jerry was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein. 

Jerry enjoyed fishing, camping at Warsaw lake with his camping family, working on his John Deere Tractor, hanging at the shop and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his spouse  of sixteen years, Jerry is survived by four sons, Christopher “Bear” (Christa) Thoenen of Frankenstein, Craig “Scrubby” (Alisha) Thoenen of Linn, Kim Winder of Taos and Kevin (Denise) Winder of Jefferson City; a daughter, Cassie Seals and her fiancé Kirby Strope of Linn; twelve grandchildren, Tyler and Logan Seals, Zachary Thoenen, Kelsey, Addy and Avery Winder, Kali and Emilyn Thoenen, Braden, Jacie and Landon Thoenen and Quinn Winder;  a great granddaughter, Ziriah Thoenen; five brothers, Jim (Merilee) Thoenen of Linn, John (Sarah) Thoenen of Linn, Joe (Donna) Thoenen of Linn, Jeff (Peggy) Thoenen of Willard and Ed (Stacy) Thoenen of Linn; four sisters, Peggy (John) Hemeyer of Frankford, Ruth (Dennis) Block of Bonnots Mill, Rose Thoenen of Bonnots Mill and Jean Hall of Jefferson City, three sisters-in-law, Rosemary Blanner of St. Louis, Janet (Randy) Weathery of Jefferson City and Patti (Bill) Brendel of Greenville, along with many nieces, nephews and friends who were very special to him. 

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Chad Thoenen.

Please Note:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to make the service at this time for Jerry private.

Private Family Service will be held.  A Celebration of Life and Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Compassus or St. Mary’s School.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)


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So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Donna & Bob Crow Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Jerry was always so full of life and such a kind spirit. You will be missed. Sending prayers and healing hugs.

Patti and William Brendel Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers during difficult time.

We worked at Florscheim with Jeff and his family members. Wilma Distler and Billie Boltin

Wilma Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Jerrys kind heart and loving spirit and the look on his face when I brought my electric curlers on our camping trip. You wont be forgotten friend. Kim Fierro

Kim Fierro Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Thoenen

Mellssa & Rob Record Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. I met and talked with him after the tornado hit in Jefferson City. He was working, along with his wife, helping to cut down trees at my sisters home on Jackson Street. God fearing man and he shared his love for God and his health challenges. Left an impression with me and now I am standing on Gods promises for Him to be all that yall need at such a time as this. Asking God to grant His Peace and be your Comforter and Strength for the days ahead, in Jesus name. Amen.

Vanessa Mahaney Mar 16 2020 12:00 AM

My Jerry
You and the gang made my honeymoon a very special time.
You gave me some amazing memories and I will never ever forget you

I send my love to Betty and your family,Michelle and Jeff and your campground family
Thank you for entering my life you will be missed by so many people this shows what a lovely man you were xxx
Goodnight My Jerry
Love Angella

Angella Taylor Mar 16 2020 12:00 AM

I have to say this was the best friend a person could have. The one thing I want to share with you is the time I bought my first boat, we were two green horns trying to run the trolling motor on the gasconade on our hands and knees, was not a pretty sight, I think we hit every tree limb that was hanging over the river.

George Scheulen Mar 15 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member he will be missed

Jamieneuner Mar 15 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to all our Thoenen friends. Im sure you all have great memories of Jerry. I bet he was as much fun as the Thoenens we know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gods blessings

Barb and Jerry Pointer Mar 15 2020 12:00 AM

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