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William "Billy" Eugene Thun
August 14, 1933 - April 17, 2022

William "Billy" Eugene Thun

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William Eugene (Billy) Thun, of Elk, Texas, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17th, at the age of 88. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children by his side. Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 21st, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk at 10:00am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00am.
Billy was born in Elk, Texas on August 14, 1933, the oldest of six siblings. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW. Billy retired from Owens-Illinois after 37 years to enjoy his life passion of farming. His work ethic and desire to care for his family made him the honorable man he was. He married the love of his life, Peggy Joann Pomykal, on August 3, 1957. Together, they had five girls who adored and respected him deeply.
Billy was known for having the best cook-outs, playing a mean hand of moon, listening to polka music, hunting, and sharing funny stories throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Clara (Adamek) Thun and a precious granddaughter, Abby. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 ½ years, Joann; five daughters, Margaret and husband Ricky Stecher, Shirley and husband Jeff Harriman, Pamela Heinberg, Anna and husband Jason Busby, and Kathy and husband Joe Polansky; eleven grandkids, Amanda and husband Corey Pharris, Amy and husband Bryant Coleman, Austin and wife Bonnie Stecher, Jessica Stecher, Sierra Harriman and fiancé Tanner Fleet, Shelby Harriman and Tyler Pavelka, Will and Olivia Heinberg, and Chloe, Nathan, and Jacob Polansky; and six great-grandkids, Madi and Gracy Pharris, Cash, Cannon, and Case Coleman, and Ila Stecher. He also leaves behind three brothers and two sisters.
Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Bill Thun. Special thank you to the nurses and caregivers with Texas Home Health & Hospice.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
10:00 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church , Elk, Tx
Elk, TX  76624
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, April 21, 2022
11:00 am
St Joseph Catholic Church
Elk, TX  76624
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St. Joseph Cemetery
Elk, TX  76624
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  1. Heather jones
    Well you raised a Hell of a granddaughter... full of spirit to tame those ol' folks at the nursing home. She does and will always carry your compassion, seeking the best treatment for anyone she meets. Rest well knowing your legacy of Grace and Love will continue with your granddaughters.
  2. Martha Nors
    The family of Billy Thun

    I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to you Mrs. Thun and all the girls. I remember Pam and Kathy well from our days at Axtell. You and Mr. Thun can be proud of the wonderful family you raised. My deepest sympathy to all of you and may God Bless.

    Martha Nors
  3. Clayton Pomykal
    I only have a few memories of you, yet they were grand. God bless Uncle Bill The cookouts in the bottom we're fun. I just remember hot coals on my feet. Barefoot country kids.
  4. Lori Brown
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying that God will fill all of your hearts with peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love and hugs to all of you.
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