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1946 Bruce 2020

Bruce Karmen Thorson

April 22, 1946 — August 12, 2020

Bruce Karmen Thorson, 74, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Pelican Valley Senior Living. Bruce was born April 22, 1946, in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Bennie and Alice (Onsum) Thorson. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. Bruce attended school in Pelican Rapids, graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1964. Following his graduation, he was employed by Park Region Oil. For 42 years Bruce was employed by Lake Region Electric Coop. For 27 of those years, Bruce worked as a lineman and later worked in consumer relations, organizing tree service and resolving complaints. Bruce retired from LREC in 2008. Bruce and RoJean (Marquardt) met during their high school years. They were married on August 1, 1964, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. Bruce so enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and maintaining his yards-both at home and at the farm. He so enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Through his years, he helped several elderly family members on his and RoJean’s side of the families. Bruce is survived by his wife, RoJean; his son, Bradley (Kelly), Pelican Rapids; daughter, Rachelle (Darin) Sjolie, Pelican Rapids; 9 grandchildren: Alysa (Izzy) Elizondo with son, Elijah; Courtney Thorson (Perry Field) with son Crew; Katy, Brekken and Aleah Thorson; Zack, Mandi, Brock, and Luke Sjolie; sisters: Mavis Horgeshimer and Anita (Larry) Martinson; brother, Robin (Crystal) Thorson; sister-in-law, Joline Erickson; brothers-in-law: Dennis Marquardt and Dorwin (Carol) Marquardt and many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters-in-law: Laura (Glen) Teterud, Marcella (Joe) Kostik, and Dolores Marquardt; brothers-in-law: Harold (Wilma) Marquardt, Warren (Alice) Marquardt, and Marvin Erickson; infant sister-in-law, and a godchild. Memorial Cards can be mailed to c/o Bruce Thorson Family, Larson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 327, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572. Visitation: Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. (FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED) Private Funeral Service Will Be Held At A Later Date And Time With Pastor Michael Buller officiating. Interment: Bagstevold Cemetery near Erhard, MN Pallbearers: Bruce’s Grandchildren Please keep the Thorson famiy in your thoughts and prayers. Bruce's Memorial Folder
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