In memory of

Mary Louann Thoennes

Jun 5, 1957
Aug 13, 2022


Louann Thoennes, of Salem, Oregon, passed away on August 13, 2022, at 65 years of age.  Louann was born in Colfax, Washington to Winston and Dorthy Mader on June 5, 1957. 

Louann went to school in the small farming town of Genesee, Idaho.  She then moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where she attended Oregon State University.  She married Mike Thoennes on October 5, 1985, at the Lewis & Clark Chapel in Portland, Oregon.  Louann spent her career working in the retail and sportswear industries.  She last worked as a Senior Planning Director for Columbia Sportswear in Beaverton, Oregon. Louann was passionate about fashion and fabrics, loved to make quilts for people, was proud of the family she cared for, and was a tireless advocate for connecting in meaningful ways with all in her circle of influence.

Louann is preceded in death by her mother and father. 

She is survived by her husband, Mike Thoennes (Salem, Oregon); her sons Philip Thoennes (Salem, Oregon) and Brandon Thoennes (Alexandria, Virginia); her daughters-in-law Lauren Eldridge (Salem, Oregon) and Jessica Thoennes (Alexandria Virginia); and her grandchildren Natalie Thoennes Eldridge and Jackson Thoennes. She is also survived by her brothers Steve Mader (Edie), Dan Mader (Cindi), and Garth Mader (Christie) and her sister Kerry Schleappe (Al).

Services will include a family viewing in Salem. A public memorial service will be held on August 25, 2022, West Linn, Oregon, and a grave side service August 27, 2022, in Pullman, Washington. Gary Barckert will speak on the family’s behalf at the grave side.

Memorials or donations may be given to

  • Sharing Alongside Ministries  [PO Box 33663 Shoreline, WA 98133]
  • Union Gospel Mission []
  • Young Life Missions []

There were many who supported and cared for Louann in her final days. None more important that Jesus Christ. Louann’s final victorious act is best stated by Psalm 23.

Psalm 23 vs. 1-6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord-Forever

Service Information

Memorial Service
August 25, 2022
West Linn, Oregon

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Ed & Teresa Harkins says:

    Sincere sympathy to Mike and Louann’s children and family. Prayers and love to you all, during this time of loss.

  2. Lori Hartshorn says:

    Praying for all those who knew and loved Louann. May happy memories bring you all comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Sarah Elliott says:

    My deepest sympathy for Louanne's family and holding my friend Kerry close in prayer.

  4. Steve and Maryann Forrett says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

  5. Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere. says:

    My deepest condolences to Louann’s family. Praying for all of you, especially my friend Kerry.

  6. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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