Maurice P. Theisen

Godfrey | Friday, April 1 2011

Maurice P. Theisen, 86, passed away at 9:40 pm Friday April 1, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1924 in Alton, IL the son of the late Leo and Theresa (Show) Theisen.

He married Betty Bauer on May 7, 1994 at St. Matthew’s in Alton. She survives.

Maurice was a past VFW Commander of Alton Post 1308 and enjoyed hunting and his 1942 Jeep.

He is survived by his wife Betty; two children, Marsha and her husband Jim Jones of Godfrey, and Kevin Tyson and his wife Mary of Alton; two step-children, Linda and Lloyd Acup of Rosewood Heights, and Larry Bauer of Wood River; two sisters Marjorie and her husband Walter Gallie of Fort Washington, MD, and June Stauder of Oakton VA;  two step-grandchildren, Christopher Williams, and Carol Heisse; and many step-great grandchildren.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Twyla (Smith), two brothers Leo Theisen, and Robert Allen Theisen in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Monday April 4, 2011 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, IL. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park, with military rights conducted by Alton Post 1308 ritual team.

Memorials may be made to Alton VFW Post 1308.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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