Obit: Thurs, Ronald (1939 - 2008)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Alberts, Faber, Gayken, Gertschen, Hardt, Thurs

----Source: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.)4 June 2008 Volume 48, No. 23, Page 18

Thurs, Ronald (11 June 1939 - 26 May 2008)

Ronald Thurs, 68, Athens, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens.

Ronald was born June 11, 1939, in the Town of Hamburg, son of the late Walter and Hilma (Hardt) Thurs.

On February 6, 1960, he married Jean Faber at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. Jean survives.

He graduated from Athens High School in 1957 and worked in construction for many years at Michels Construction and at the former GTE. He also drove truck for Thurs Trucking. He was a former Halsey Town Chairman and some of his hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing baseball. He enjoyed NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Jean, Athens; children Debra (Will) Gertschen, Marathon, and Ronald (Jean) Thurs, Athens; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Sherry (Skip) Gayken, Weston.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Delwin Thurs.

Rev. Andrew Alberts will preside. Burial will be in Athens Village Cemetery, Athens.

In lieu of floweres, a memorial fund is being established.

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is assisting the family with arrangements.



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