November 14, 1927 ~ September 28, 2013
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.