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Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas

Charles Dean Thomas, 68, of Lenzburg, IL, born February 27, 1947 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. He was a mechanic for Feder Trucking in New Athens. He loved to fish and was known for his artistic ability in drawing. Mr. Thomas also honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Wesley and Freda, nee Mehner, Thomas and 1 brother-in-law; Leonard Lorenz.

Charles is survived by his children; Deana, Ryan and Bruce, 2 brothers; James (Donna) Thomas of Belleville, IL and Richard (Sharon) Thomas of Marissa, Il, 4 sisters; Carol (Leo) Wagner and Gayle (Arnold) Voelkel of Lenzburg, IL, Beverly Lorenz of Watertown, WI and Marian (Darwin) Brooks of Allen, TX., 2 grandchildren; Aiden and Adalynn Reutter. He is also survived by his step-mother; Lucille Thomas of Clearwater Beach, FL and 1 step-sister; Glenda Harris also of Clearwater Beach, FL, 2 aunts and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged or the Disabled Veterans of America.

Visitation: Friends may call on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL

Funeral: Services will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL with Rev. John Lukomski officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks Nat’l Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Bev and family — So sorry to learn of your loss. Know that Dean rests in the arms of angels. Ann & Gary

    Posted by: Ann & Gary Seyfert – Oakfield, WI Nov 01, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Bev and all the Thomas family Sorry for your loss we had alot of memories in Lenzburg.

    Sorry for your loss :
    Dennis & Jackie Frech

    Posted by: Jackie Frech – DuQuoin, IL – Friend Nov 03, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    Bev and Family
    Dad was just talking about all the times Dean would be at the house, when we lived in Lenzburg, there was always laugher and good times.
    Sorry for your loss, prayers to you and the family.

    Posted by: Deb Frech Harris – Marissa, IL – Friend Nov 03, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    To the family I wish to express sorrow for your loss. Dean and I shared a friendship not to be forgotten. I did get to see him a month ago and was sure glad I did.

    Posted by: Roger Davis – OFallon, IL – Old Friend Nov 04, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    You were a good man and you will be sadly missed.RIP Deano

    Posted by: Joe Robertson – Freeburg, IL Nov 04, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    My condolences to all of you. I know you will miss him.
    Sincerely, Lori

    Posted by: Lori Mavers Schneider – Waterloo, IL – friend Nov 05, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    Will miss u deany bean

    Posted by: Tracy McGuire – New Athens, IL – friend Nov 08, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    Cant believe it’s been a year already miss ya buddy‚̧

    Posted by: Tracy McGuire – New Athens, IL – Friend Oct 30, 2016

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