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Jeffrey Thoele

Feb 1st, 1954 - Jan 24th, 2021

Graveside Memorial Ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham, IL

Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery.


  Jeffrey Carl Thoele, age 66, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Sunday morning, January 24, 2021, at his home.

   He was born February 1, 1954, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Carl Henry “Duke” and Mary Celeste (Burford) Thoele.  He was united in marriage to Debra Greenwood on December 17, 2009, in Newburgh, Indiana.

   Jeff worked in the Press Department for the Effingham Daily News for 15 years and later worked for Quebecor Printing in Effingham until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time reading and bird watching.

   He is survived by his wife: Debra Thoele of Flora; stepchildren: Jason Robinson and family, Eric Robinson and family, and Kristine Sampson and family; brothers: Brad of Effingham and Scott (Cindy) of Denton, TX; sisters: Vicki (Pat) Gaddis of Effingham, Kim (Ed) Taylor of Brownstown, and Jill (Jim) Parks of St. Charles; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents: Charles & Anne Thoele and Joseph & Hilma Burford; nephew Jordan Thoele and niece Alishia Thoele

   A graveside memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham, IL. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery. In accordance with an Illinois mandate, masks will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.      


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Alan Huff

January 26th

Sorry to hear that Jeff was a great guy, may God Bless.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 26th

I am so sorry for your loss.

Alan Pike

January 26th

Sorry to hear about Jeff. My sympathy goes out to family and friends.

Melody Mulvaney(ex sister-in-law)

January 26th

So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My condolences to all the family. Especially his wife & Brothers & Sisters.

Debbie Goldstein (cipt driver)

January 26th

Jeff will be missed so sorry for your loss..

Shirley McGee

January 26th

I met Jeff while working at Golden Circle. He was a lot of fun to be around and my condolences got out to Debra and family.

Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

January 27th

Oh Debbie. May GOD give you and your family peace. So sorry for your loss.

Jean Voelker

January 28th

So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I always enjoyed talking to him at the EDN yrs. ago. May he rest in peace.

Dennis Young

January 30th

Our deepest condolences to all the family and friends.

Dorothy Uebinger

February 2nd

I'm sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him when I took Communion to him. May he now rest in peace.



Larry Frost
Tim Anderson & Betty Tucker Simmons
David Bryden
Kathy 'Gertie' Griffith
Brenda Rinehart
Marsha white
Jim and Linda Grove
Jean Guerrettaz
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Ron & Nancy McGee
Pat and Vicki Gaddis
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
First Christian Church
Melody Mulvaney
Alan Pike
Vickie Simpson/Class of 1969
Diana & Greg Rutland
Jan Seibert
Scott& Rhonda Garrett
June Payne
Ray Shannon & Shad
Earl and Lynda McClain
Randy Beard
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Tara Race
Mary Anne Maxwell
Mark Dunnigan
Stephen Barber
Vonnie Mehaffey
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Robert and Beverly Childers
Dorothy Uebinger
Scott and Cindy Thoele


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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