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Robert "Bob" E. Thissen

October 4, 1926 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Thissen Obituary

Robert "Bob" E. Thissen, 97, of Augusta, KS, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Augusta. Rosary 9:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. all Monday, April 8, 2024, at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta, KS. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2024, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman, KS. Bob was born in Kingman, Kansas on October 4, 1926, to the late Clara A. (Huelskamp) and Cornelius A. Thissen. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a salesman for Kraft Foods and as a clerk at the Augusta IGA Grocery Store. On April 22, 1948, he married Rosella "Rose" (Gillen) Thissen in Kingman, KS. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2022. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Norbert, Hank, Martin, Jerome Thissen, Fr. Don Thissen and Brother Kevin Thissen; sisters, Esther Thissen and Mary Jane Newman; and a grandson, Mathew. Bob is survived by his sisters, Pat Kampling (Clancy) and Sister Rita Marie Thissen. He is also survived by:  sons, Mike Thissen (Bonnie Shank), David Thissen (Rhonda), and Scott Thissen (Kaci); daughter, Sandra Houk (Greg); grandchildren, Marcia Ward (John), Chad Houk, Andrea Wiles (Brian), Shanin Faulkenberry (Derick), Shaun Houk, and Jackson Thissen; great grandchildren, Tyler, Lily, John, James, Samuel, Izabella, and Lexie; brother-in-law, Fred Gillen (Margaret); sister-in-law, Lorraine Yalong; and a family friend, Bill Martin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. James Catholic Church Altar Society, 1012 Belmont, Augusta, KS 67010 or Interim HealthCare & Hospice, 9920 E Harry St. Wichita, KS 67207.

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April 8, 2024

9:30 AM
St. James Catholic Church (Augusta, KS)

Funeral Mass
April 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church (Augusta, KS)

Graveside Service
April 8, 2024

3:00 PM
Walnut Hill Cemetery
900 N Marquette St.
Kingman, KS 67068


St. James Catholic Church Altar Society
1012 Belmont Ave., Augusta KS 67010

Interim HealthCare & Hospice - Wichita
9920 E. Harry St., Wichita KS 67207


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