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Donald Thorson

November 26, 1934 - October 29, 2011


4-7 PM Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Hillsboro, ND - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday

Prayer Service:

Funeral Service:

1 PM Friday, November 4, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro


Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Hillsboro

Donald Thorson

November 26, 1934 - October 29, 2011


Don passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Don was born on November 26, 1934, the son of Leonard and Cynthia (McPherson) Thorson in Hope, ND. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High in 1952. He then attended North Dakota State School of Science at Wahpeton before entering the Army. Don proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955. Upon his discharge, Don returned and completed his schooling at Wahpeton Science. Don was united in marriage to Lois McKay March 10, 1956 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. He worked many years in the lumber business, retiring in 2001, when they moved to Hillsboro.Don is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois; his children, Kevin (Rev. Pam) Thorson of Elizabethtown KY; Katherine (David) Malone of Aubrey, TX; Kari (Dan) Kirkle of Pilot Point, TX; and Kristine (Matthew) Sweet of Farmington, MN; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Roberta Hoffies of Moorhead, MN; and Shirley (Karl Sr.) Williams of Eagan, MN; and his sister in law, Marliss Thorson of Fargo. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Thorson.


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8 responses to “Donald Thorson”

  1. Deb Elliott-Aakre says:

    Hawley MN
    We were so sad to hear of the accident that took Don’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We also pray for a full recovery for Lois. We always enjoyed visiting with Don and Lois when they stopped to see our parents. God bless.

  2. Betsy Dartt says:

    Harmony MN
    How much my thoughts are prayers are with you all. “Eye has not seen and ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love him.” God bless and keep you in His peace.

  3. House of Prayer Chancel Choir says:

    Elizabethtown KYTo the Thorson family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. May the love of God continue to strengthen each of you.
    Chancel Choir of House of Prayer in Elizabethtown, KY…Bert, Cindy, Bob, Charlie, Stephanie, Pat, Esther, Wanda, Louise, Mary and Anne

  4. Bob and Diane says:

    St. George UtahOur heartfelt sympathy to Lois, Dan, Kari and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  5. Donald Foss says:

    Hillsboro ND
    Don was a very fine man. We really enjoyed his visits. He was a lot of fun to be around. God bless you all.

  6. Dave, Rita, & Ella Ray Thorson says:

    Lakeland MN
    Lois & Entire Family: We were saddened to hear of the accident, and death of Uncle Donny. Words can’t take away the pain of your loss. Draw strength in your faith, family, and friends. We send our prayers to you during these difficult days.

  7. Sandra Nelson says:

    Tucson AZ
    Lois, I never got to know your husband but wanted to send my sympathy to you and your family on his passing. An accident is always too sudden and sad. My thoughts are with you as you mend from the loss and the accident.

  8. Kevin Thorson says:

    Elizabethtown KYThank you for keeping our family in your prayers.

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