Cover photo for Pete Thurston's Obituary
Pete Thurston Profile Photo
1934 Pete 2022

Pete Thurston

April 16, 1934 — November 4, 2022

St. Charles, Missouri

Donald “Pete” Ray Thurston, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy J. Thurston; cherished son of the late Thornton and Camilla Thurston; devoted father of Blenda (Gary) Godman, Sheila (Chris) Clermont and Peggy (the late Joe) Stiens; step-father of the late Floyd "Snookie" (Jan) Wood; loving grandfather of Cory (Kassi) Clermont, Amie (Joel) Saindon, Josie (Ty) Hutchcroft and Jacob Thurston Stiens, Jennifer (Jamie) Rhodes, and Becky (the late John) Rizzo; treasured great-grandfather of Cooper Clermont, Oliver Clermont and Ezra Saindon. Dear brother of Phyllis (the late Moose) Bernard, Ronnie (Kay) Thurston, Renae (Gilbert) Albee and the late Wilma (the late Jack) Heibel. 

Pete proudly and honorably served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the Navy he returned to Centralia, MO, completed his senior year of high school and graduated at the age of 22. He married the love of his life, Dorothy in 1960 and was married for 59 years. Pete was a printer by trade and a member of the printers’ union. His second career was driving an 18-wheeler for Owens & Minor, and he retired in 2001. Pete was a true outdoorsman; he loved quail hunting and trained his own bird dogs. In his free time, he loved driving and would often take day trips. He also enjoyed metal detecting and watching Cardinals baseball. He was a handyman; he loved tinkering and fixing things for his family and friends.  

The joy of Pete’s life was his family. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  

Memorials may be made in Pete's name to Disabled American Veterans.  

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies. 

 
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Pete Thurston, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Starts at 9:00am (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 491

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree