Obit: Thorne, Donald R. (1925 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Amacher, Darnell, Ellis, Hemminger, Jossart, Pritzl, Pyatt, Reinking, Spence, Thorne
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/30/2015
Thorne, Donald R. (8 SEP 1925 - 23 MAR 2015)
Donald R. Thorne, age 89, of Owen, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Donald was born September 8, 1925 the son of Charles and Bernice (Pyatt) Thorne in Riplinger. He was united in marriage to Harriet Hemminger on October 20, 1946 in Owen, Wisconsin. Donald and Harriet were married for 68 wonderful years. She preceded him in death on January 8, 2015.
Donald served this country during WW II in the US Army. He was stationed in the Philippines and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He worked for Master Packaging for many years and retired from the Owen-Withee School District as a custodian after almost 20 years. Donald also was a farmer and a carpenter.
Donald is survived by his three children: Jerrold (Diana) Thorne, Aaron (Kay) Thorne, and Arlyn (Holly) Thorne; 13 grandchildren: Erik Thorne, Sarah Thorne, Adam Thorne, Amy Thorne, Stacey Thorne, Mike Darnell, Anna Darnell, Allen (Kayla) Thorne, David Thorne, Doug (Leah) Spence, Stacy Jossart, Jay (Heidi) Pritzl, and Kristopher Reinking; and 11 Great-Grandchildren: Mason, Savannah, Ryan, Rachel, Katelyn, Jacob, Charles, Noel, Olivia, Alyssa and Trenton. He is further survived by a sister Joyce (Arnold) Ellis.
He is preceded in death by his wife: Harriet; his parents; and two brothers: Floyd (Jeanette) Thorne, and Wilbur (Marjorie) Thorne.
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