Thebeau, Elvin Joseph

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM TO 12:00 Noon

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 Noon

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Emtombment in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital


Elvin Joseph Thebeau of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on December 21, 2018, having reached the age of seventy-one years, ten months and sixteen days. Elvin was born in Richwoods, MO, on February 5, 1947, son of Vivian Joseph Thebeau and Minnie Alice Thebeau nee Adams. On May 4, 1968, he was united in marriage to Maxine Johanna Scott and one daughter came to bless this union.

Elvin is survived by his wife of fifty years, Maxine Thebeau of St. Clair, MO; by his daughter, Tiffany Thebeau and boyfriend, Ralph Black, of St. Clair; by two grandchildren, Ashley Fuchs and boyfriend, Lance Perkins, of Vandalia, IL and Charles Fuchs of St. Clair; he was like a grandpa to Kayden and Gracimae Black of Union, MO; by one brother, Tony Thebeau of DeSoto, MO; by three sisters, Janet McMullin and husband, Bill, of Warrenton, MO, Tiny Summers and husband, Don, of Springfield, MO and Rhonda Ware and husband, Randy, of Cuba, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Minnie Thebeau; by one brother, William E. Thebeau, and by three sisters, Brenda Thebeau, Theresa Newbanks and June Edwards.

Elvin was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith. He had furthered his education and had an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering March 15, 1966, and receiving his honorable discharge on March 3, 1968, having served one year overseas in Vietnam. During his working years, he was employed by Chrysler Daimler Corporation in Fenton, MO, retiring after thirty two years of service to the company. He was also a retiree of the United Auto Workers, Local 136 in Fenton, MO. Elvin was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Raising and riding horses was a favorite hobby and he also enjoyed hunting. Watching old Westerns on television and listening to country music were other pastimes he enjoyed. Elvin was passionate about attending auctions. Nothing was more important to Elvin than his family and his daughter and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He opened his home and his heart to all their friends and he was loved by many.

A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 12;00 Noon on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Ben Kingston officiating. Entombment was in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.