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Robert Ernest Thoennes
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1918
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1977
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

Robert E. Thoennes, 59, a steamfitter, was found dead in his garage at 1815 Elk St., Saturday afternoon. Death was ruled as a suicide by Tippecanoe County Coroner, Dr. William E. Sholty who also stated that Thoennes had been dead since Tuesday.

A native and life resident of Lafayette, Mr. Thoennes was a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157 and St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands and Ryukyus Islands. Mr. Thoennes was also a member of American Legion 11.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. John (Bernice) Zink and Mrs. Marjorie Byrd, both of Lafayette.

THOENNES, Robert E. -- Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Murphy-Hahn and Zahn Funeral Home, 1105 Columbia St. with wake service there at 7 p.m. Funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Rev. Benno Heidlage officiating. American Legion graveside rites at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Lafayette Journal and Courier, Sunday, 6 Nov 1977
Family links: 
  Charles Edward Thoennes (1881 - 1954)
  Catherine Elizabeth Walker Thoennes (1885 - 1975)
  Mary Frances Thoennes Ketterer (1904 - 1975)*
  Charles Samuel Nicholas Thoennes (1906 - 1960)*
  Raymond Michael Thoennes (1907 - 1914)*
  Marjorie Gertrude Thoennes Byrd (1913 - 1994)*
  Robert Ernest Thoennes (1918 - 1977)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 19
Created by: DonH
Record added: Jun 16, 2009
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Robert Ernest Thoennes
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Robert Ernest Thoennes
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