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John L. Thorson – Obituary

Name: John L. Thorson

Age: 78

Born: 01-07-1939

Died: 04-01-2017

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Clearwater

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Clearwater

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater for John L. Thorson, age 78 of Waite Park who passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. Reverend Steven Timm will officiate. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Clearwater at a later date.

Family and friends may call after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church in Clearwater.

John was born January 7, 1939 in Madelia, Minnesota to Leonard and Clara (Mennenga) Thorson. John served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve. He married Marlys V. Bode on July 6, 1957 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland. John was employed as an Auto Parts Technician for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 29 years retiring in 2001. He was an active member of Rejoice Lutheran Church.

John was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially going to his grandchildren’s special events. He was active in his church volunteering as an usher, communion server and money counter. John enjoyed going to flea markets, antiques, the casino and Menards.

John is survived by his children, Mark (Gail) of Sartell, Cindy (David) Kirchoff of Clear Lake and Ann (Mitch) Czech of Gilman; grandchildren, Jacob and Kyle Thorson, Amanda and Amber Kirchoff, Kalley and Tyler Czech; and brother, Robert of Eagle Bend, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlys on May 22, 2016; his parents; brothers, Orland and Dean; and sister, Patsy Bode.

A special thank you to Centra Care Home Healthcare and Hospice and Quiet Oaks Hospice House for their loving and compassionate care.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


Guestbook for John L. Thorson

Stacy Bulthuis Stromberg
, friend and co-worker at Mn/DOT
April 4, 2017, 4:50 pm
I'm so sad to hear this news... I worked with John in the parts department at Mn/DOT while I was in college and he treated me just like his daughter. He was a wonderful man that I've missed seeing over the last several years and will continue to think fondly of. I will always remember his kind heart, loving personality and the laughs we shared together. He also introduced me to his daughter Cindy, who did my hair for several years. My deepest sympathies to you, Cindy and your entire family. He was a beautiful soul! With Love, Stacy
Robin Ufford
, Co-worker Mn/DOT
April 2, 2017, 9:59 pm
So sorry to hear. Prayers to your family..
Ron Bulthuis
, Friend work with John at mn/dot
April 2, 2017, 4:02 pm
So sorry to hear about John passing he will be missed I worked with John on many projects at work and always enjoy spending time with him ,John was great guy.You guy have out sympathy
April 1, 2017, 10:12 pm
So Sorry, Cindy and family......... he will be missed by all those who loved him. RIP

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