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Linn County News

Published June 9, 2021


Edward "Bullfrog" William Theel Sr., age 53,  formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away at Research Medical Center, Monday, May 31, 2021. Ed was born March 16, 1968, the son of Max, Sr. and Susie (Walker) Theel, at Kansas City, Kan. Ed grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Washington High School in 1986. 

"Bullfrog," as everyone knew him, was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, KU Jayhawks basketball, and the Royals.  He was a huge Ozzy Osbourne fan, loved playing softball in his younger days, hitting golf balls with his nephew and was also known for being the life of the party. Bullfrog was a member of the Army Reserves.  He was a welder working in Kansas City and La Cygne and also a loader/operator at U.S. Minerals in La Cygne. He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Nicole Theel (Jacob) of Clinton, Mo.; a son, Edward Theel, Jr., of Deepwater, Mo.;  their mother, Leah Theel; two sisters, Elizabeth Mark (Adrian) and Tammy Metzgar (Kevin); three brothers, Vincent Theel (Jackie), Max Theel Jr. (June), Ed Teare (Lori); two grandchildren, Grayson and Jayda, and lots of aunts, uncles and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at The Swan Room 209 N. Broadway La Cygne on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The family suggests contributions to Edward Theel, Sr., memorial fund and may be sent to Schneider Funeral Home P.O. Box 304 La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences may be left at




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