Ron Thouvenin, age 82, of Huey, passed away Saturday, August 15, in Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services for 82 year-old Ron Thouvenin will be Tuesday, August 18, at 11:00 a.m., in the Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in Carlyle Township Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call Monday, August 17, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle and Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Messiah Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Mr. Thouvenin was born on October 14, 1932, in Posey, Illinois, a son of Fred and Elizabeth (Backs) Thouvenin. He married Viola Rueter on November 15, 1952, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle and she survives in Huey.
Ron is also survived by his sons – Gary Thouvenin and wife Donna of Glen Carbon, and Bob Thouvenin and wife Nancy of Huey; 2 grandsons – Aaron Thouvenin and wife Diana of New Jersey, and Michael Thouvenin and wife Emilie of Glen Carbon; 2 sisters – Wilma Hemann, and Norma Lappe and husband Wilson, all of Carlyle; a brother – Roger Thouvenin and wife Doris of Kentucky; 2 brothers-in-law – Louis Rueter and wife Diane of St. Louis, and Robert Rueter of New Minden; and 2 sisters-in-law – Martha Rueter of Arkansas, and Eunice Rueter-Witte of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Brett Thouvenin; a brother – Floyd Thouvenin; his sisters – Virginia Thouvenin, and Sharon Hotz; and his in-laws – Joe Hemann; Val Rueter, Lorna Rueter, Wilbert Rueter, Edward Rueter and wife Jeanette, John Rueter and wife Norma, Arnold Rueter, and Delbert Rueter and wife Margie.
Mr. Thouvenin was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle, where he served as chairman and Sunday School superintendent. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Carlyle American Legion. Ron worked at Mount Motor Sales in Carlyle, Pet Milk Company, and retired as parts manager at Nobby Schmitt Motors in Greenville. Mr. Thouvenin was an avid sportsman, and he loved softball, baseball, bowling, fishing and hunting. He was inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame and the Clinton County Baseball League Hall of Fame, and his teams won 3 state championships in fast pitch softball.
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