THOUSANDS APPLY FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS ON DAY ONE
Illinois State Police officials say more than 4,500 people applied for concealed carry permits on the first day the website went live. Sunday was the first day the general public could fill out the form as part of the state's new concealed carry law. Officials think as many as 400,000 people might apply for the permits that allow gun owners to carry weapons in many public places. State police have a few months to approve or deny an application, which requires fingerprints, 16 hours of gun training, and a firearm owner's card.
Vincent “Van” B. Thuenemann
Vincent “Van” B. Thuenemann, age 84, of Highland, passed away Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. A funeral mass will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
He was born on Monday, May 13, 1929, in Germantown, IL, the son of Leo and Leona (nee Hagen) Thuenemann.
On Wednesday, May 11, 1955, he married Pauline C. Thuenemann (nee Frohn) who survives .
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; Knights of Columbus Council #1580-Highland, IL (Past Grand Knight); Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Assembly #0231-Highland, IL; Teamster Local-St. Louis, MO.
Born and reared at Germantown, IL. He worked construction and was later drafted into the US Army 01/21/1955 - 01/18/1957. After the service he and his wife moved to Highland and he started working on the docks for Bellm Freight, retiring in 1993. He was very involved with the Knights of Columbus. He sang with the Knight-Time Singers, was in charge of the Chicken and Beer Dances, fish fries for many years, and chairman of the golf tournament. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, dancing, and traveling (several times a year). One trip was to Rome where he and his wife had an audience with the Pope.
Wife - Pauline C. Thuenemann, Highland, IL
Son - Alan S. (Lori) Thuenemann, Highland, IL
Daughter - Vicky L. (Edgar) Zurliene, Greenwood, MO
Son - Kurt V. (Charlotte) Thuenemann, Prairie Village, KS
Son - Kevin A. (Dawn) Thuenemann, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Joshua A. (Rachel) Thuenemann, Lees Summit, MO
Grandchild - Jared A. (Gabby) Thuenemann, Glen Carbon, IL
Grandchild - Ashley L. (Sanford) Queen, Olathe, KS
Grandchild - Kahla R. Zurliene, Lees Summit, MO
Grandchild - Sophia N. Thuenemann, Prairie Village, KS
Grandchild - Sabrina C. Thuenemann, Prairie Village, KS
Grandchild - Eleanor G. Thuenemann, Prairie Village, KS
Grandchild - Ashley R. Marti, Lebanon, IL
Grandchild - Mariah L. Thuenemann, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Olivia G. Thuenemann, Lees Summit, MO
Great Grandchild - Brynn E. Thuenemann, Lees Summit, MO
Great Grandchild - Austin A. Queen, Olathe, KS
Great Grandchild - Harper N. Queen, Olathe, KS
Anticipated Great Grandchild- Brayden E.V. Zurliene, Lees Summit, MO
Sister - Estelle Kniepman, St. Louis, MO
Sister - Janet Koopmann, Belleville, IL
Sister - Carol (Francis "Buck") Robbin, Highland, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father - Leo Thuenemann
Mother - Leona Thuenemann (nee Hagen)
Sister - Lucille Chisholm
Sister - Rita Hegger
Sister - Virginia Thuenemann (at age 3)
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