Frank Theis

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Frank Theis, 73, of Belleville, IL, born February 17, 1948, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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

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.



6 Comments on Frank Theis

Ginny Bresler said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 12:39 PM

Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Ginny Bresler said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories

  • Ballwin
  • Mo
Kenneth Sullivan said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of my oldest and dearest friend. I can't remember a time living there in Kinder Division that I was not with Franky. We were in the CubS outs together, were.plyed cowboys and Indians together. We slept at each others homes. Played Ball together. Walked the cinder path to and from Canteen Elementary School. We ate the pears from his big pear trees and made hideouts in the wheat field with his sisters. Franky loved Ketchup on everything, even his Ice cream. He and I collected stamps together. When I had my eye operation in the 4th grade he brought my homework to me and read it to me so I could keep up with the class. Franky is still a part of who I am. He was one of the best people I have ever had then privilege of having in my life. Pam my heart goes out to you and all the family. God Bless you all

  • Mabalacat City
  • Pampanga Philippines
Sandy Staub said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2021 at 2:36 PM

Judy and family, So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ben and Lisa Davis said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2021 at 5:54 PM

Cindy, Tony, Allison and Kaitlyn, Ben and I are sending much love to all of you. Hug each other and embrace all the wonderful memories you have! Love you all of you!

  • Lawrenceville
  • GA
Erika said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2021 at 9:28 AM

Becky so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. All of us at work are praying for you and your family.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO

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