Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO


Ronald J. Thenhaus

March 26, 1952September 25, 2019

Thenhaus, Ronald J. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Kay Thenhaus (nee Gasen); loving father of Emily Thenhaus; dear brother of Carl (Maureen) Thenhaus, Pamela (Steve) Mueller and the late Rita (late Leonard) Wilfert; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Retired from Graybar Electric Company.

SERVICE: Funeral Mass, Wednesday, October 2nd, 10 am at St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church, 3949 Wilmington Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63116. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, October 1st, 4 pm – 8 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St.

Memorial donations in Ron’s name may be made to the Ignatian Spirituality Project of St. Louis. The Ignatian Spirituality Project serves men and women who are homeless and in recovery from addiction, laying a foundation of hope which can lead to further and long lasting transformation. Ron Thenhaus served as the ISP Men’s Retreat Coordinator for more than five years and as a facilitator and listener for years beyond that. His compassionate spirit and selfless service supported both men and women in their search for permanent sobriety. The men Ron mentored recognized his goodness and will miss his generous heart and unflagging spirit.

Ron’s family asks that gifts offered in memory of Ron be sent to:

The Ron Thenhaus Memorial Fund The Ignatian Spirituality Project 1641 Allport Street Chicago, IL 60608


  • Walter V. Thenhaus, Father (deceased)
  • Lorraine O. Benedick, Mother (deceased)
  • Virginia Kay (nee' Gasen) Thenhaus, Wife
  • Emily Thenhaus, Daughter
  • Carl (Maureen) Thenhaus, Brother
  • Pamela (Steve) Mueller, Sister
  • Rita (the late Leonard) Wilfert, Sister (deceased)

  • Matt Thenhaus
  • Nick Thenhaus
  • Zach Thenhaus
  • Mark Thenhaus
  • Beth Thenhaus
  • Adam Thenhaus
  • Todd Bono
  • Brad Bono
  • Clay Wilfert


  • Visitation - Tuesday Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial - Wednesday Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Rite of Committal - Wednesday Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Ronald J. Thenhaus

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Reginald Humphrey

September 29, 2019

Ron's smile!


September 27, 2019

Kay, I am so sorry to hear about Ron. Thinking of you & Emily & praying for you.

Katharyn Davis

September 27, 2019

Mike and I are really missing you already.

Karen Newell

September 26, 2019

Kind, Gentle, Caring, Funny, Loyal, Smart, Jovial - Heaven just gained one of the most gentle souls that I have ever met - So many great memories through the Graybar halls; Kay and Emily - May your memories and those that are shared with you now and in the future bring comfort to your hearts - - My prayers continue in hope that you will feel their grace.

Tom Henderson

September 26, 2019

Kay: I was was so shocked and sorry to hear of your loss. I understand how difficult this must be for Emily and yourself. Please know that your extension family has our prayers and thoughts with you. It is often to not know how to express ourselves in times like this but know that we want to support you in any ways possible. Tom and Sandy Henderson