Dorothy Theiss

Dorothy Theiss
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Dorothy Louise Theiss, nee, Brueggemann, 93, of Belleville, IL, born January 16, 1924, in Belleville, IL, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Theiss was a graduate of The Academy of Notre Dame, Belleville, IL, and was formerly employed by St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Aluminum Ore Company.  She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, William F. “Bill” Theiss, whom she married on September 7, 1946, and who died on December 17, 2014; her parents, Raymond Francis and Louise Theresa, nee Siekmann, Brueggemann; a brother, Raymond F. Brueggemann Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Helen Marie Theiss Wissehr.

Surviving are four children, Patricia Theiss Archer (M. Douglas Archer),
Thomas Theiss (Louanne Florin Theiss),
Jean Marie Theiss Jackson (Jay Jackson),
and William Theiss (Karen Lindhorst Theiss);
ten grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Rita Mary Brueggemann Kyle,
Sister Ruth Brueggemann OSF,
and Delrose Ann Brueggemann.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Teresa Catholic Grade School.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences Left For Dorothy Theiss

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dorothy was a classmate of mine
at Notre Dame Academy Class of 42! and a treasured friend .

Anita Becherer, Swansea , IL, 62226

Theiss family, I am so sorry for the loss of this grand lady. Our prayers are with each of you.

Becky & Charles Ball

Becky Ball, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517


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