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Kenneth Thomasson

June 23, 1947 - September 05, 2020

Visitation - Thursday

September 10, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service - Friday (live streamed on the funeral home website)

September 11, 2020
- 10:00 AM with visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home

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Kenneth Thomasson

June 23, 1947 - September 05, 2020

Obituary

Kenneth R. Thomasson, 73, Moorhead, MN, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Sanford Hospital.

Kenneth was born on June 23, 1947 in Altona, Manitoba, Canada, to Gunnar and Nancy (Grover) Thomasson. He grew up in Cavalier, ND and graduated from Cavalier High School in 1968.
On August 13, 1968, he was inducted into the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War from January 1969 until March 1970, upon returning home he joined the North Dakota Army National Guard. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal for his service. He was Honorably Discharged on February 2, 1984.
Shortly after returning from service in Vietnam, Ken started his lifelong career at what is known today as the Cavalier Air Force Station f/k/a the PAR Site (Perimeter Acquisition Radar) in Cavalier, ND. In September 1974, Ken helped organize and became a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1426; and served as chief steward for many years. He remained an active member until his retirement in April 2009 receiving an Honorary Withdrawal from the IBEW.
On November 27, 1971, he was united in marriage to Judith Ann (Bender) at Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, ND. Kenneth and Judy resided in Hensel, ND from 1976 to 2009, when they moved to Moorhead, MN.
He loved visiting with family and friends, cheering on the MN Vikings and bashing the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, cooking on his Traegger, gardening, and proudly keeping up on his children and grandchildren’s lives.
Kenneth is survived by his children Scott (Pam), Chris (Christine), Brian (Lori); grandchildren Trenton, Emma, Gunnar, Gavin, and Riley; siblings Carol (Howard) Puppe, Enumclaw, WA, Ida (Arnold) McLeod, Wadena, MN, Ralph (Judy), Cavalier, ND, Alvin (Linda), Cavalier, ND, Gloria (Kenny) Bulloch, Wadena, MN, Richard (Diane), Cavalier, ND, and David (Betty), Cavalier, ND. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws Connie Helle, Grafton, ND and Pat Thomasson, Cavalier, ND and brother-in-laws Sammy Johnson, Edinburgh, ND and Michael (Debbie) Bender, Minto, ND, and several nieces and nephews, and dear friend Linda Ulland.
He is preceded in death by his parents Gunnar and Nancy, the love of his life Judith, siblings Jack, Butch and Billy, niece Bonnie Puppe, nephews Johnny Thomasson and Greg Helle, and great niece Ashley Thomasson.
Due to COVID, the service will be streamed for the public by following the link on Boulger Funeral Home’s website starting at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020.

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22 responses to “Kenneth Thomasson”

  1. Margie LeTexier says:

    To all of Kenny’s family. We are so sorry to about Kenny. I have not seen him for many years. But when we were young our families would visit each other often. Our sincere Sympathy and Prayers to all. Billy and Margie [Dearinger] LeTexier.

  2. Bill and Linda Lage says:

    Our prayers are with you. He was a good friend.

  3. Doug Thomasson says:

    Sorry to hear uncle Kenny passed away, Scott, Chris & Brian. Prayers & thoughts are with you & your families. Our dad has been gone 15 years already & still miss him.

  4. GARY L JOHNSON says:

    So sorry to hear about that! GARY JOHNSON

  5. GARY L JOHNSON says:

    So sorry to hear!

  6. Ida McLeod says:

    Rest in peace, Kenny. IAM going to miss you dearly Tell we see each other again

  7. Howard and carol puppe says:

    Rest in peace

  8. Steven and Chantel Vistad says:

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny. All of the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Michelle Murray says:

    Kenny’s Family, Kenny was a gentle giant-always a smile and a huge hello. He watched you boys grow to love sports of all kinds. Wrestling was in his heart and he was proud of all the accomplishments you boys made. May you share stories/memories that warm your hearts and may those that surround you give you peace, comfort and strength. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray

  10. Jim and Mary Edmister says:

    Kenny, we’ll miss you.

  11. Steve Weishair says:

    Sorry to hear this, Scott and Chris, thinking of you all today.
    Barb , Borgy and Family

  12. Richard E.Thurston says:

    Kenny was a great guy and a great classmate! Rest in peace Kenny!

  13. Zelda and Danne Hartje says:

    Our sympathy to the family. Kenny was a great guy.

  14. Audrey M Christinson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Thomasson family. Thoughts are with you’s.
    Frank and Audrey

  15. Sandra Boschee says:

    To all of Ken’s family my deepest of condolences and prayers. I enjoyed playing pinochle wit Ken and Judy at Puppy’s bar in Hensel. They were a great couple. Sincerely, Sandi Boschee

  16. Mike and Linda Busse says:

    Our sympathies to Kenny’s family. He was great guy, always nice to visit with.

  17. edna lindenberger says:

    RIP Kenny. Our sympathies to all of the family. If any of you had seen yellow prickly pears (cactus) at Hensel, that was our fault. Your mom and dad just loved them and we were very happy to to share!!!

  18. Wendy Padden Peterson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  19. Sue Dearinger says:

    So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing, my deepest sympathy to all the family, may he RIP.

  20. Rachel Gothberg says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad! So very hard! Keep his fun humor in your hearts such cherished memories.
    Sincerely,
    Rachel (Denault) Gothberg and family

  21. john c forbes says:

    ken was a classmate and friend RIP

  22. Greg Kemp says:

    My condolences to all of Ken’s family. It was fun watching him wrestle in high school. He did it with gusto.

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