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David Lindeman "Lindy" Thoreson
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1916
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2009
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA

Son of
Rev. Hans Martin and Martha Karina [nee Thyse] Thoreson

Brother of
Dorothy [Dillerud]

3 June 1942, st. Cloud, Steams co., Mn.
Harriet King

Father of

OBIT from Fergus Falls Daily Journal
David Thoreson: David "Lindy" Thoreson, 93, of Fergus Falls and long time automobile dealer and business man, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the Pioneer Retirement Community in Fergus Falls. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Fergus Falls, the son of the Rev. Hans M. and Martha K. (Thyse) Thoresen. He was baptized March 11, 1917, at the United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, and was confirmed at the Sverdrup Lutheran Church in Underwood. Lindy's first years were spent in Elbow Lake and Underwood, where his father, the Rev. Thoreson, served the churches. At age nine the family
moved to Fergus Falls. Lindy attended the Park Region Academy from grade school through graduation. His business career began when he joined Flynn Olson to operate the Ford Garage. Later, he owned and operated Riverside Motors. This business was interrupted Jan. 19, 1942, when he entered the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a SK First Class, and was stationed in several Naval stations in the U.S. before he served with the Fleet Air Wing 15, Hedron 9-1, in the North African Campaign. On June 3, 1942, Lindy and Harriet King were married in St. Cloud. Harriet lived in Fergus Falls while Lindy completed his military service obligation. He received his honorable discharge from the Navy Sept. 5, 1945, and Fergus Falls became home once again. In 1945 Lindy opened Thoreson Motor Company at the corner of Lincoln and Union Avenues. In 1949 he built the M&H Station and Diner on Washington and Cascade, operating it until he sold it in 1954. He then sold vehicles independently until his retirement in 1975. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Thoreson of Portland, Ore., as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his loving wife, Harriet, on Aug. 26, 2002; his sister, Dorothy Dillerud; and brother-in-law Elder Dillerud.
Memorials are preferred to the Pioneer Retirement Community building fund. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and resumes one hour prior to the service at the
Church. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls Clergy: Rev. Roger Hanson, Rev. Matt Philaya, and Chaplain Harry Olson. Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery, Fergus Falls Funeral home: Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls
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  Harriet D. King Thoreson (1920 - 2002)*
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Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
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