Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 4:15pm
Frank Thionnet, 78, resident of Dill City, Oklahoma, was born on January 9, 1935, in Foss, Oklahoma, to Frank Sr. and Iveta (Marriott) Thionnet, and passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Frank was born in Foss and raised in Canute. He graduated from Burns Flat Schools in 1952, where he played on the 1950 and 1951 State Baseball Championship Teams. Frank married Mildred Johnson on July 3, 1953, in Wheeler, Texas. Frank had worked as a heavy equipment operator for various contractors, for many years. He had also worked for Washita County, retiring in 2005. Recently, Frank had moved to Duncan to be closer to family.
He was an avid OU sports fan and fisherman. Frank and Mildred enjoyed traveling and attending their grandchildren’s sporting activities. Frank loved visiting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Iveta Thionnet, and three sisters-inlaw. Survivors include his wife: Mildred Thionnet of the home; two daughters: Carla Ensey and husband, David, and Sandra Hines and husband, Eddie, all of Duncan, Oklahoma; two sons: Terry Thionnet and wife, Cheri, of Petrolia, Texas, and Kent Thionnet and wife, Debbie, of Edmond, Oklahoma; three brothers: Leon Thionnet and wife, Helen, of Huntsville, Alabama, Carl Thionnet and wife, Joyce, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Loyd Thionnet and wife, Terry, of Moore, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren: Jeremy, Venus, Quent, Josh, Tara, Ashley, Jeni, Chelsea
and Hunter; and ten great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law: Mike Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Donald Johnson, one sisterin- law: Donna Kilhoffer and husband, Bernard; and a host of dear family and friends. Funeral services were held for Frank Thionnet, Jr. at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Dill City, Oklahoma, with Rev. Ron Roskam, officiating and Rev. Carl Thionnet, assisting. Burial followed in the South Burns Cemetery, Dill City, Oklahoma, under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma.
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