Martha K. Thole, age 97, of St. Rose, passed away Tuesday, June 16 at Highland Healthcare Center. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 97 year old Martha K. Thole will be Saturday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to St. Rose Catholic Church.
She was born April 22, 1918 in Aviston, a daughter of Henry A. and Anna M., nee Deiters, Hilmes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John F. Thole, whom she married January 27, 1937 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston and died November 10, 1958; a son-in-law, Ron Gilmore; sisters, Bertha Thole, Agnes Heldorfer, and Henrietta Wecker; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William Thole, Sylvester Wecker, Gregory and Alvina Thole, Sr. Regina Thole, OSF, and Vincent Thole.
Surviving are her children, Florence Pingsterhaus and husband Greg of Aviston, Gerald Thole and wife Jane of St. Rose, Lavern Thole and wife Eileen of St. Rose, Denis Thole and wife Mary of Highland, and Diane Gilmore of The Plains, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Sharon Pollmann and husband Ken, Jeff Pingsterhaus and wife Jill, Randy Pingsterhaus and wife Denise, Duane Pingsterhaus, Brenda Whitlow and husband Dale, Barb Bellm and husband Jeff, Jim Thole, Beverly Kapp and husband Jason, Lynn Wuebbels and husband Brian, Debbie Lindh and husband Chip, and Sherri Jones and husband Brian; 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-granddaughters; a sister, Marie Thole of Highland; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Heldorfer of Carlyle.
Martha retired as the store manager Triple Nickel Store in Pierron and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Altar Sodality and the St. Rose Golden Age Club. Martha enjoyed quilting, piecing together and quilting hundreds of quilts.
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