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In Loving Memory

Thoele, Robert E.

January 18, 1966 - January 2, 2024

Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  Dear son of the late Charles and Judith Thoele.  Dear brother of James (Mary) and John (Lana) Thoele.  Dear uncle of Jim (Julie) Thoele, Monica (Evan) Meyers, Joe (Sarah Busch) Thoele and Morgan Thoele.

Mr. Thoele was a graduate of Lindbergh High School and Webster University.  He was a longtime employee of Lafayette Industries.

SERVICES:  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Lafayette Industries (179 Gaywood Drive 63021) appreciated.  Funeral arrangements by Kutis Affton Chapel.


11 thoughts on “Thoele, Robert E.”

  1. Bob was a good guy who was well liked and respected by his colleagues, coworkers, and the 200+ workers at Lafayette. Jack of many trades, always ready to help out in what was needed. Supervised, fixed things, even drove the delivery truck. Put in a great 16 years. We miss him already. Everyone brings donuts on their birthday, Bob would one-upped us all by bringing in hot breakfast sandwiches.
    Sympathies and prayers for Bob and the Thoele families.

  2. Bobby was always a guy he likes to make people laugh and smile and Jeffrey always follow him a round so he can get chips and soda every day I will miss him he is my favorite boss

  3. Bob was always such a great coworker, even when I was needing his constant help with a stubborn tape machine or one of the sealers. He was always right there to jump in and help out the team. Besides his work at the warehouse, Bob loved driving that Corvette, especially on the pretty days. Bob also had a pretty serious sweet tooth and always jumped in to help taste test some of our newest creations. Bob was soft spoken but had a great sense of humor. You will be missed by everyone at west, Bob!

    • Bob was a great boss at the workshop surrounded by lots of coworkers and lots of friends he will be missed in the workshop
      From Katie sears

  4. I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing and I can say with certainty that he is missed dearly at Lafayette by staff and employees. Bob was a kind, funny, hardworking colleague. He touched the lives of those around him and I feel lucky to have worked with him over the last 3 years.

  5. Oh my dear pal Bobby, aka: Thud Thoele,
    We did it all together, buddy: parties, sports, skiing Lake Kincaid many dozens of times and jumping off the 50’+ cliff, picking up girls, fights against Mehlville dudes at the drive-in, traveled to Colo and hiked Pikes Peak, camped in the mountains near Breckenridge, floated the Meramec River and Jacks Fork / Current rivers, a Caribbean Cruise, went to many concerts with Van Halen being a highly treasured memory along w Sammy Hagar, we were roommates for almost 2 years at my old city house and so much more. In October we talked about renting a motor home in 2024 and you and I hitting Montana, Utah, Wyoming and the Dakotas. I will now do the trip in your memory!!! You enjoy the golden streets of heaven and I’ll meet ya there when it’s my time, bud. Until then, I love you and will always treasure our times together and the many laughs we shared over 44 years. I’ll see you again buddy – in His Kingdom! Your pal forever, Brad Beineke.

  6. Jan 18 th Bob’s Birthday
    The bowling team, trip to Vegas with the gang, the washer games, card games, playing pool, doing anything with Bob was always fun. Those times and many others will be remembered and missed. But mostly I will miss the warm, considerate, and kind person. I am a lucky person having known him.


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