Marilyn Ruth Thaemert

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July 27, 1940 - July 1, 2020
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Florissant, MO

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Marilyn Ruth Thaemert - July 27, 1940 to July 1, 2020

I was born Marilyn Ruth Berndt on July 27, 1940 to Clarence and Thekla Berndt in Chicago, Illinois. I was baptized August 11, 1940 at Grace English Lutheran Church.  We lived 3 years in Chicago, then moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for three years before moving to Chester, Illinois. I attended all my grade school years at St. John Lutheran School and two years of high school in Chester, Illinois.  In 1956 our family moved to Denver Colorado and we attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.  My Jr. and Sr. years were spent at Denver Lutheran High.  In 1958 I went to St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas where I met Ferol Thaemert my future husband.  I graduated with an A.A. degree and transferred to Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois.  After graduating in 1962 with a B.S. in Education. We were married in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I was assigned to Salem Lutheran Church and School.  I taught second and third grades for two years before our three children, Angela, Kirk and Kent were born.  I resumed my teaching career again in 1975 teaching preschool for 23 years and kindergarten for 4 years before retiring in 2002.  We have enjoyed traveling to Europe, the Caribbean, and the U.S. while wintering in Florida in our R.V. I departed to my heavenly home on July 1, 2020.

She is survived by her beloved husband Ferol; three children Angela (Tim) Parr, Kirk (Karen) Thaemert, Kent (Beth) Thaemert; eight grandchildren Tyler, Jeremy (Kaylee), Rachel, Scott, Sarah, Emily, Philip, and Maggie; brothers Clarence Berndt and Charles (June) Berndt, sister Dorothy (John) Felten.

She is dearly loved and will be missed greatly, but we have the assurance that we will see her again in heaven with our Savior.

Memorials may be made in Marilyn's name to Heit's Point Lutheran Ministries, 28345 Heits Point Ave, Lincoln, MO 65338, or at

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Melissa Jackson July 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest condolences to the family. Sending prayers to the family for peace and comfort. She will be missed. ❤️🙏🏻

  2. Kate Miller July 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    candle 7Kindest thoughts and prayers. I had the honor of having Mrs. Thaemert for preK and Mr. Thaemert for 8th grade. They were fixtures at Salem and instrumental in shaping thousands of children. Your contribution to our upbringing is priceless. Rest In Peace.

    • Sally Vandermoon July 5, 2020 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Mrs. Thaemert was such a loving and warm woman. I am very thankful to have had her as a teacher. May the pain of her passing grow less with our memories of her caring, patient, warm, and loving heart. My condolences to all who loved and knew her. We are better people for having her in our lives.

  3. Donna Barney July 3, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    candle 5So so sorry God’s blessings for peace

  4. Tina Dreckshage July 3, 2020 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    candle 7Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to Mr. Thaemert and the Thaemert family. Marilyn was a awesome and caring person. God bless!

  5. Kelly Marrah July 3, 2020 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Our prayers are with you.

    • Rich and Linda Kurita July 3, 2020 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Rich and I send our sincere sympathy to Ferol and family on the loss of a wonderful cousin of ours who had the most genuine smile. The Lord has called her home and He is keeping you all in his loving arms.

  6. Jan Rusnak Arneson July 3, 2020 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    You all know she is there with Jesus and greeting all her family and friends. My heart hurts for you Ferol. Blessings to all of you left behind- but with the promise and hope of the resurrection to come. She was a wonderful woman.

  7. Georgeann Pettit July 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences. May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around you and bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. She was my winter neighbor at Blue Berry Hill in Florida. Marilyn and Ferol are wonderful people .

  8. Laura Nichols (weber) July 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences. 🙏🙏🙏
    I am so for your loss. ❤️
    Mr. & Mrs. Thaemert were always so nice and helpful to my family as us two girls were growing up.
    Beautiful lady, inside and out. ✝️✝️✝️

    • Matt Berndt July 3, 2020 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      You are all in our thoughts and prayers. See you on Monday.

      • Linda Edgington July 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm - Reply

        My deepest sympathy. Mrs. Thaemert was a loving person & a great teacher. God’s Blessings for the Thaemert family.

  9. Keith and Susan Scherer July 3, 2020 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    candle 8Susan and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of Marilyn’s loved ones. May the assurance of the resurrection give you comfort at this time.

  10. Darrell and Dorothy Schepmann July 3, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    candle 6Our sincere sympathy to Marilyn’s Family and Friends as we all mourn her passing to her heavenly home. Marilyn is safe in the arms of Jesus. May our heavenly Father surround us all with His loving arms and grant us all peace of mind. Marilyn was our friend since 1960 when she was a housemate with Dorothy and was instrumental in helping Darrell begin a relationship with Dorothy. Marilyn was a bridesmaid in our wedding in December of 1962. For 13 years while living in St Louis County, we continued our friendship as we shared celebrations of births of children and get-together’s for other family/friend events. After we moved to Houston, we kept in touch with calls and letters.We will miss our dear friend and sister in Christ. Darrell and Dorothy Schepmann

  11. Joyce Lange Wiese Schuette July 3, 2020 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to Ferol and family on passing of Marilyn. You all hold a special place in our hearts❤️🙏🏻
    Joyce Lange Wiese Schuette, Debra Wiese Kiely and Doug Wiese

  12. Julie Ake July 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    candle 4Prayers for the entire family! God’s blessings on all of you!

  13. Wayne Hilchen July 3, 2020 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Didn’t know Marilyn too well and only met her a few times. However, her brother, Clarence enjoyed taking trips with his sister and there was always this tight knit to the Berndt family. May the Lord of life give you comfort and encouragement for the future.

  14. Diana and Gary Pumohrwy July 3, 2020 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this hard sad time. We will miss her and was always a joy to sit and talk too at camp. She was a wonderful
    friend to many.

  15. Alice and Milo Lombard July 4, 2020 at 8:00 am - Reply

    “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
    We give thanks for Marilyn’s service to our Lord and His Church in bringing the little children to Jesus.
    We remember Marilyn’s winning smile and welcoming personality.
    Our deepest condolences to Ferol and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Bill and Marilyn Crawshaw July 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    How do we possibly put into words how our heart feels when over 53 years of love and friendship and respect are wrapped up in this message of sincere love to Ferol and all the family as we know Marilyn is with Jesus and He welcomed her with open arms; but we have to adjust to her not being here among us! God will comfort each of us and the family as she would want us to not mourn her; but to celebrate the life she so lovingly shared with everyone and freely gave of her self always with a sweet smile and kindness of her heart! God bless and comfort you all during this time! Forever in our prayers and our hearts!

    Bill and Marilyn Crawshaw

  17. Linda Edgington July 4, 2020 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy. Mrs. Thaemert was a loving person & a great teacher. God’s Blessings for the Thaemert family.

    • Sally Vandermoon July 5, 2020 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Mrs. Thaemert was such a loving and warm woman. I am very thankful to have had her as a teacher. May the pain of her passing grow less with our memories of her caring, patient, warm, and loving heart. My condolences to all who loved and knew her. We are better people for having her in our lives.

  18. Jeanne Carey July 5, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Prayers of comfort & God’s blessings on your family. Marilyn will be issued greatly; but know that all the lessons she taught you (and us) will carry on in our lives.

  19. Gary Wiley July 6, 2020 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    candle 8My thoughts and prayers are with you Ferrell and your family. Gary wiley

  20. Cynthia Johnson July 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    candle 7Mrs. Thaemert was a wonderful teacher and person. Prayers for Ferol and their family.

  21. Stephanie Steiner July 11, 2020 at 7:30 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.

  22. Judy Judd July 17, 2020 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I have fond childhood memories of my dear cousin. Those cherished memories along with time spent together as adults are woven in my heart. Memorable family times spent at Grandma/Grandpa Berndt’s home 4th of July playing croquet in their backyard. Family reunion camping trips. Most recently the opportunity to share time at your home on my trips to Texas.So many “sister” type conversations. Yes, Marilyn was like a sister to me. I will miss my dear cousin. I pray for peace and comfort for Ferol, Angie/Tim, Kirk/Karen, Kent/Beth and all the grandchildren.

  23. Diana and Al Coffman August 4, 2020 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Dear Family, we are sorry for your loss. What a wonderful Christian woman she was. She taught our children and they truly loved her. The Coffman Family

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