Obit: Thorson, Donald K. (1928 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Behroyan, Bierce, Broeske, Brunner, Jensen, Moran, Purgett, St. Clair, Schoenwetter, Suthard, Thorson, Younke, Wichlacz

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 3/26/2015

Thorson, Donald K. (10 JUN 1928 - 8 APR 2015)

Donald K. Thorson, age 86, of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30AM on Tuesday April 14, 2015 At Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Burial will follow in Dorchester Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday at the funeral home in Spencer from 9AM until time of services.

Donald was born June 10, 1928 the son of Abraham and Delia (Schoenwetter) Thorson. He attended school in the Greenwood area. He was united in marriage to Vera Jensen on November 8, 1983 in Rogers, AR. She survives. Donald worked for many years as a logger and for a period of time owned and operated his own logging business. His work history also included road construction and over the road truck driving.

His hobbies included racing cars, shooting pool and camping. He loved dancing and attending the “Hodag” country music festival or just spending time with family and friends. Donald was an avid card player and even purchased a book to help him learn to play Blackjack like a pro. He was also a representative of the Lake States Independent Loggers Association.

Donald is survived by his wife Vera of Dorchester, first wife Berdene Bierce and their twelve children: Roxanne (Maynard) Purgett of Abbotsford, Jacqueline (Robert) Suthard of Owen, Paula St. Clair of Mosinee, Linda Brunner of Milwaukee, Bryon (Tracey) Thorson of Rosemount, MN, Mark Thorson of Wausau, Rhonda (Duke) Thorson of Sandusky, OH, Brenda (Fazollah) Behroyan of Lake Worth, FL, Wayne (Jackie) Thorson of Wausau, Merry (Philip) Moran of Wheeling, IL, William (Lena) Thorson of El Cajun, CA and Susan Thorson of Aurora, IL; four step children: Linda (David) Broeske of Abbotsford, Chris (Mary) Younker of Abbotsford, Randy (Jill) Younker of Dorchester and Rae Ann (Scott) Wichlacz of Medford; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion shown to their father by the staff at Homeplace Assisted Living of Dorchester, the staff of Hope Hospice of Medford and all of the individuals responsible for his care.

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