William Thul

William H Thul

Monday, November 21st, 1927 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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William H. "Bill" Thul 92 of Dubuque, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Bethany Home.

Due to world circumstances, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Attah-Nsiah officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Iowa National Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd.

Bill was born on November 21, 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Henry and Mary (Graham) Thul. He attended Loras Academy, graduating in 1945. Bill was an Army veteran of WWII and was one of the participants on the 1st Honor Flight in 2010. On October 16, 1948, he married Suzanne M. Weber at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Bill started a long and successful career with Klauer Manufacturing Company on March 1, 1950 and remained with the family orientated company for 70 years. He had an infectious personality and was an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend, providing for his family so that his wife of 71 years could remain home with their four children. Bill was an active member of St. Joseph the Worker parish, the American Legion Post #6 of Dubuque, the VFW, Thunder Hills Country Club, 330 Shooting Society, Squires and the Elk's Club.

Bill is survived by his wife Suzanne of Dubuque, IA; his children Dr. Thomas (Mary) Thul of Bettendorf, IA, Theresa (Vince) O'Neill of Dubuque, IA, Steve (Jeanette) Thul of Eden Prairie, MN and David (Cindy) Thul of Marion, IA; his grandchildren Nick (Tara) Thul, Shawn O'Neill, Molly (Matt) Lynch, Mallory (Karl) Dolter, Jason and Annie Thul, Bryan (Tayler) Thul, Michael and Katie Thul; his great granddaughters, Audrey Thul, Neillia Dolter, Ava Lynch, and a great granddaughter due in June; and his brother Jim (Marion) Thul of Great Falls, Mt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Lindsay Thul.

In lieu of flowers, a William H. Thul memorial fund has been established c/o 2659 JFK Rd., Dubuque, IA 52002. The donations to be distributed to Bill's favorite charities.

The Thul family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Bethany Home and Hospice of Dubuque for their loving care and support. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Sue Hattel

Posted at 12:02pm
Special memories of Bill and Sue through our long friendship through Thunder Hills CC and golfing to this present time. What a personable and kind friend. So glad to watch his beautiful funeral mass following the service online. Peace and love to Sue and family. Sue Hattel

William Maher

Posted at 11:11am
To all the Thul's: I send my deepest condolences. I have so many fond childhood memories where half my time was spent at the Thul house. Bill had a sense of humor and love to needle people, no one was exempt. We would argue endlessly about the Cardinals and Cubs. Bill would wax eloquently about "Stan the Man" and I would push back with "let's play 2 today" from Mr. Cub. And of course there were the football games with Bill "Johhy U" Thul at quarterback.

Great man, great family and you will be in our continual prayers. Sincerely, Steve and Shavaun Maher

WIth sympathies and prayers - Steve and Shavaun Maher


William Maher

Posted at 11:01am
I wish to send the Thul's my deepest condolences. I have some great memories of the Thul Family from when our boys grew up together.

Sincerely, Bill Maher

Ruth Hoppmann

Posted at 09:45pm
With deepest sympathy to the entire Thul family. Bill was such a nice guy and funny. We always enjoyed visiting with him. We will continue to remember Bill and your family in our prayers.
Jim and Ruth Hoppmann

Mary Schumacher

Posted at 10:28am
Jack and I wish to send the entire Thul family our deepest condolences on the passing of Bill. He was such a wonderful, outgoing, kind man ! We had some great times with him during his time living at Cedar Lake ,especially the pool and work on Cedar Lake's board !! We will miss him !
Sincerely, Jack and Mary (Kluck) Schumacher

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