Mr. Theis was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 268 and retired from BELOMAN. He attended Collinsville High School and then joined the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War and in Korea. Frank was a craftsman and loved working with his hands. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and traveling. He especially enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Rockbridge. Frank also enjoyed playing cards, shopping, and spoiling his granddaughters, Allison and Kaitlyn.
He was preceded in death by his, parents, Dalis and Ethel, nee Barr, Theis; a sister, Diana Theis; his mother-in-law, Bernice Lugge; and his father-in-law, Paul Lugge.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy, nee Lugge, Theis, whom he married on May 12, 1970; three daughters, Melissa “Missy” Theis (Randy Doran) of Jefferson City, MO, Becky (Harry, Jr.) Baumhoegger of Owensville, MO, and Cindy (Tony) Higgins of Belleville, IL; two grandchildren, Allison Higgins and Kaitlyn Higgins; three step grandchildren, Jessica (Ronald) Barnes, Fallyn (Andrew) Workmann, and Brook Baumhoegger (Tony Leibach); two sisters, Pam (Bill) Ferris and Melody Theis; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Keith) Eversman and Jackie (John) Lauf; a brother-in-law Jim Lugge (Amanda Bresler); many nieces, nephews, and step great-grandchildren; and other dear family members.
Frank loved helping others and donating to many organizations including the Hydrocephalus Association in honor of his granddaughter, Allison. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to be made to the Hydrocephalus Association, or the Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the family is requiring all visitors to wear masks.
Funeral: Private funeral services for immediate and extended family members will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.