Ronald Thorson

ronald thorson

Ronald L. Thorson, West Fargo, formerly of Fargo, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo. 

Ron was born November 14, 1927 in Moorhead MN to Lawrence and Dena (Hendrickson) Thorson. He grew up in the Harwood area and attended school in Moorhead at Reed District #15 and Moorhead High.  He briefly served in the Air Force until the death of his father and returned to Harwood to take over the family farm.  Ronald Thorson and Theresa (Rheault) were married at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Wild Rice, ND. on September 3, 1951.  They farmed near Harwood until moving to Fargo in 1954.

Ron started working for the City of Fargo Street Dept. and a short time later  became parts manager for the Central Garage until his retirement in 1987.

Ron and Theresa spent countless summers at their West McDonald lake cottage with family.   They  were also foster parents to over 50 children.   In his retirement Ron enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed wood working in his shop.  He was a great father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be greatly missed.

Ron is survived by his two sons, Nickolas (Susan), Randy (Julie) of Fargo and two daughters Yvonne (Joel) Christoferson of Litchville, ND and Mona (Michael) Johnson of Fargo. Grandchildren, Lisa, Shawn, Lance, Jarrett, Ian, Lane and Angie.  Great grandchildren, Scotta, Hunter, Sydney, Kierra, Gavin, Riley and Annabel.  Survived by one sister, Donna Hokanson of Fargo and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa and grandson Ryan, great-grandson Brock and his parents.

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  1. Randy and Julie,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know how near and dear your father was to you.

    Love and Prayers,

    Mary Vigen

  2. Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the entire Thorson Family. Reflect and remember all the wonderful things Rondald brought to your lives.

    God Bless
    Rick & Julie Fletcher

  3. Fargo North Dakota
    Nick,Sue,Lisa,Scotta, & Sydney.
    I am so very sorry to read in the paper the loss of your FatherFather in LawGrandfather & Great Grandfather.
    Thoughts/PRAYERS are with you all.
    Very nice photo of Ronald.

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