Norma Jean (McElhatten) Thone

September 21, 1922 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 97)


                Norma Jean Thone, age 97, of Dyer, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. She is survived by her son Daniel Thone, daughters Ruth (John) Cook and Mary (Robert) Duehlmeyer; grandchildren Eric (Calley) Thone, Travis Thone, Rebecca Thone, Adam (Anna) Cook, Stephan (fiancé Kaylee) Cook, Julia (Gary) Beresford, Lauren Cook, Elizabeth (Kevin) Pockrandt, Katherine (Tadd) Kiser, and Jonathan Duehlmeyer; great-grandchildren Gwendolyn, Gavin, Lydia, Micah, Nora, Olivia, Sophia, and Eva. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Thone, sons Mark and Edward Thone, and grandson Andrew Duehlmeyer.

          A Visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave in St John, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am with burial to follow at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.

          ***PLEASE NOTE****due to the Covid 19 restrictions, we will be following the CDC recommended guidelines for social gathering.

          Norma Jean Thone (nee McElhatten) was born September 21, 1922 in Logansport, Indiana. She was the youngest child of Edward Franklin and Velma Grace (nee Maus) McElhatten. She was baptized in the name of the Triune God on December 28, 1933 and was confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Calumet City, Illinois on May 2, 1948. On September 16, 1944 she was united in Holy Matrimony to Lawrence Charles Thone who preceded her in death on April 20, 1986.

1 Timothy 1:15 - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Memorials may be made in Norma's honor to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crete, Illinois.

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April 7, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue
John, IN 46373

April 7, 2020

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
1765 Dixie Highway
Crete, IN 60417


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
1610 Main Street, Crete IL 60417
Tel: 1-708-672-8600

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