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Robert L. Thorsen

Published On: May 02 2013 04:31:21 PM CDT
Robert L Thorsen

Las Vegas, NV/Stoughton, WI- Robert "Bob" L. Thorsen, age 82, died peacefully in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, April 19, 2013 with his wife Joan and daughter Kathy by his side. He was born on the family farm in Stoughton on August 19, 1930 the son of the late Russell and Opal (Henry) Thorsen. He was raised in Stoughton, attended Stoughton Schools, and was a Private First Class in the US Army. He was united in marriage to Joan Waldera on August 23, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Bob worked in construction for over forty years; retiring from R.T. Madden Construction in Janesville, and also owned Thorsen & Son Construction in Edgerton. He was a member of the Operator Engineers Local 139 for 50 years. He retired and moved to Las Vegas where for the past 25 years he enjoyed the warm weather, watching sports, and the horse races.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan; four children: Marni (Kashka) Carter of Janesville, Bonnie (Dave) Nielsen of Stoughton, Jerry (Deenise) Thorsen of Tonganoxie, KS and Kathy (Brook) Morris of Edon, OH; 15 grandchildren: Joe (Jessica), Josh, and Valerie Thorsen, Jorma (Vannesa), and Jaime Paulson, Heidi Ochoa, Holly Cooper, Hayle (Rick) Berrey, and Davey Starks, Nicholas "Thor", Kodie, and Bailey Thorsen, Brooklyn, Jack, and Lucy Morris; 10 great grandchildren, and a brother Leo (Shirley) Thorsen of Stoughton, a sister Ruth (Melvin) Janes of Evansville, and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, David and Alan (Sue) Thorsen; and a sister Mayre Lou Lange.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of services Thursday. Burial will follow at the St Ann's Cemetery in Stoughton.

Cress Funeral Services
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI. 53589
(608) 873-9244

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