Johanna A. Thole

Johanna A. Thole, age 97 of Highland, IL, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Faith Care Center-FCH in Highland, IL.

She was born on Tuesday, July 13, 1920, in St. Rose, IL, the daughter of Anton and Rose T. (nee Schrage) Huelsmann.

On Tuesday, June 10, 1941, she married Wilbert V. Thole at St. Rose Church, St. Rose, IL, who passed away on March 13, 2000.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church; Saint Anne Altar Society of St. Paul; St. Joseph Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Thole was born in St. Rose, IL, in Clinton County. She graduated from Aviston Community High School and lived in the St. Rose area until moving to Highland in 1950. Prior to her marriage, she worked for her brother as a bookkeeper; he operated a garage, stone quarry and an electrical contracting company. Then for nearly 31 years, she was the Director of Purchasing for St. Joseph Hospital of Highland. She began working there in 1954 and retired in 1984. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and was very devoted to her prayer time, and enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Son – James J. (Kathy) Thole, Manchester, MO
Son – John J. (Jean) Thole, Peoria, AZ
Grandchild – Scott D. Thole, Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild – Matthew G. Thole, Santa Clarita, CA
Grandchild – Nicholas J. (Amy) Thole, Grand Rapids , MI
Grandchild – Neil P. (Sonja) Thole, Manchester, MO
Great Grandchild – Kaitlyn Thole, Manchester, MO
Great Grandchild – Colin Thole, Manchester, MO
Great Grandchild – Alex Thole, Grand Rapids, MI
Great Grandchild – Lauren Thole, Grand Rapids, MI
Great Grandchild – Lindsey Thole, Indianapolis, IN
Great Grandchild – Avery Thole, Indianapolis, IN

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Anton Huelsmann – Died 10/28/1930
Mother – Rose T. Huelsmann, nee Schrage – Died 9/28/1972
Husband – Wilbert V. Thole – Died 3/13/2000
Grandchild – Brent R. Thole – Died 7/4/2014
Sister – Leona T. Huelsmann – Died 8/21/2007
Sister – Beatrice A. Grapperhaus – Died 4/23/2012
Sister – Loretta H. Jenkins – Died 12/17/1985
Brother – Alphonse J. Huelsmann – Died 9/11/1980

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Father Pat G. Jakel, officiating.

Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

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