OBITUARY

Theodore J. Kuegele

July 15, 1918April 27, 2018
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KUEGELE, Theodore J., 99, called to the Church Triumphant on Friday, April 27, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Lillian H. (nee Sommerer) Kuegele; loving father of Ted (Debbie) Kuegele, Pam (Don) Folkemer, and Mickey (Larry) Dittmer; dear grandfather of Jennifer (Rick) Vore, Jason (Tina) Kuegele, Matthew (Rachel) Folkemer, Nathan (the late Samantha) Folkemer, Denise (Chris) Lawrenz and David Dittmer; great grandfather of Derrick and Lillian Vore, and Rosemary Kuegele, Hugo, Jacob, Thomas, and Ophelia Folkemer, and Luke, Matthew, Amelia, Allison, and Ben Lawrenz; step great grandfather of Korina (Ryan) Bournstein and Travis Bennett; step great great grandfather of Ryker Bournstein; dear son of the late Christopher & Amelia (nee Kahm) Kuegele; dear brother of Alan (the late Niona) Kuegele and the late Helen (the late Charles) Johanningmeier; dear brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. The family sends their most heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mason Pointe and LSS Hospice.

Our Dad, Theodore John Kuegele, was born July 15, 1918, to The Rev. Christopher and Amelia (Kahm) Kuegele in Hickory, North Carolina where he was also baptized into life eternal.

His schooling began at Mount Calvary Lutheran School in St.Louis, Mo., and later to Blewett High School, also in St. Louis, Mo. This was followed by continuing education and schooling at Washington University.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Lillian H. (Sommerer) Kuegele on May 31, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Honey Creek, MO. They were blessed with 3 children, Theodore E. Kuegele (Debbie), M. Pamela (Don) Folkemer and Mickey I. (Larry) Dittmer. During this time he also served in the United States Navy. As the years passed, they were blessed with 6 wonderful grandchildren, 12 treasured great-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren and 1 step great, great-grandson.

Father was employed by The Small Arms Plant, Wagner Electric, and proudly spent 35 years of employment with Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. He was a member of Electrical Workers Local No. 1 for over 70 years.

He had many interests. He joyfully supported his church, St. James Lutheran, for over 70 years and served in many capacities from Trustee to President. He loved music and singing, whether in church, his many years in choir or his beloved "Song Birds" at Cape Albeon. Father was a master of recycling. Things were always fixed, re-built, re-designed or re-purposed. He collected coins and records, loved chili and would often say, "I've never had a bad chili." He was active in Olivette community affairs, a Basswood Lane Trustee and Bible Study. He enjoyed giving to many charitable causes, keeping up with his great-grandchildren, never forgetting their birthdays. In later years, Father enjoyed catching up on all the old T.V. Westerns.

We love you and miss you.

SERVICES: Visitation 10am on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 until time of service at 11am at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel. Interment to follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. James Lutheran Church 1401 Hanley, University City, MO 63130.

  • FAMILY

  • Rev. Christopher Kuegele, Father
  • Amelia (nee Kahm) Kuegele, Mother
  • Lillian H. (nee Sommerer) Kuegele, Wife
  • Theodore E. (Debbie) Kuegele, Son
  • Jennifer (Rick) Vore, Granddaughter
  • Derrick Vore, Great Grandson
  • Lillian Vore, Great Granddaughter
  • Jason (Tina) Kuegele, Grandson
  • Rosemary Kuegele, Great Granddaughter
  • Korina (Ryan) Bournstein, Step Greatgranddaughter
  • Ryker Bournstein, Step Great Great Grandson
  • Travis Bennett, Step Great Grandson
  • Pam (Don) Folkemer, Daughter
  • Matthew (Rachel) Folkemer, Grandson
  • Hugo Folkemer, Great Grandson
  • Jacob Folkemer, Great Grandson
  • Thomas Folkemer, Great Grandson
  • Nathan (the late Samantha) Folkemer, Grandson
  • Ophelia Folkemer, Great Granddaughter
  • Mickey (Larry) Dittmer, Daughter
  • Denise (Chris) Lawrenz, Granddaughter
  • Luke Lawrenz, Great Grandson
  • Matthew Lawrenz, Great Grandson
  • Amelia Lawrenz, Great Granddaughter
  • Allison Lawrenz, Great Granddaughter
  • Ben Lawrenz, Great Grandson
  • David Dittmer, Grandson
  • Helen (the late Charles) Johanningmeier, Sister
  • Alan (the late Niona) Kuegele, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Folkemer, Casket Bearer
  • Jason Keugele, Casket Bearer
  • David Dittmer, Casket Bearer
  • Nathan Folkemer, Casket Bearer
  • Derrick Vore, Casket Bearer
  • Lillian Vore, Casket Bearer
  • Luke Lawrenz, Casket Bearer
  • Matthew Lawrenz, Casket Bearer
  • Hugo Folkemer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Folkemer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Thomas Folkemer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rosemary Kuegele, Honor Guard
  • Ophelia Folkemer, Honor Guard
  • Amelia Lawrenz, Honor Guard
  • Allison Lawrenz, Honor Guard
  • Ben Lawrenz, Honor Guard
  • DONATIONS

  • St. James Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Theodore J. Kuegele

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Hugo, Jacob & Thomas - Spring 2016 - Ophelia and Rosemary with their Great Grandpa T. J. Kuegele

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Biography

KUEGELE, Theodore J., 99, called to the Church Triumphant on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Our Dad, Theodore John Kuegele, was born July 15, 1918, to The Rev. Christopher and Amelia (Kahm) Kuegele in Hickory, North Carolina where he was also baptized into life eternal.He was also the dear brother of Alan (the late Niona) Kuegele and the late Helen (the late Charles) Johanningmeier and a dear brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. The family sends their most heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mason Pointe and LSS Hospice.

His schooling began at Mount Calvary Lutheran School in St.Louis, Mo., and later to Blewett High School, also in St. Louis, Mo. This was followed by continuing education and schooling at Washington University.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Lillian H. (Sommerer) Kuegele on May 31, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Honey Creek, Mo. They were blessed with 3 children, Theodore E. Kuegele (Debbie), M. Pamela (Don) Folkemer and Mickey I. (Larry) Dittmer. During this time he also served in the United States Navy. As the years passed, they were blessed with 6 wonderful grandchildren-Jennifer (Rick) Vore, Jason (Tina) Kuegele, Matthew (Rachel) Folkemer, Nathan (the late Samantha) Folkemer, Denise (Chris) Lawrenz and David Dittmer, 12 treasured great-grandchildren-Derrick and Lillian Vore, and Rosemary Kuegele, Hugo, Jacob, Thomas, and Ophelia Folkemer, and Luke, Matthew, Amelia, Allison, and Ben Lawrenz, 2 step great-grandchildren-Korina (Ryan) Bournstein and Travis Bennett and 1 step great, great-grandson-Ryker Bournstein.

Father was employed by The Small Arms Plant, Wagner Electric, and proudly spent 35 years of employment with Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. He was a member of Electrical Workers Local No. 1 for over 70 years.

He had many interests. He joyfully supported his church, St. James Lutheran, for over 70 years and served in many capacities from Trustee to President. He loved music and singing, whether in church, his many years in choir or his beloved "Song Birds" at Cape Albeon. Father was a master of recycling. Things were always fixed, re-built, re-designed or re-purposed. He collected coins and records, loved chili and would often say, "I've never had a bad chili." He was active in Olivette community affairs, a Basswood Lane Trustee and Bible Study. He enjoyed giving to many charitable causes, keeping up with his great-grandchildren, never forgetting their birthdays. In later years, Father enjoyed catching up on all the old T.V. Westerns.

We love you and miss you.

SERVICES: Visitation 10am on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 until time of service at 11am at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel. Interment to follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. James Lutheran Church 1401 Hanley, University City, MO 63130.