|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 2010|
Clara L. (Bednar) Thorssen, 90, of Solon Springs, WI passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning, October 16th, 2010 at Middle River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hawthorne, WI.
She was born Clara Louise Bednar in January of 1920 to the late Frank and Blanche (Persons) Bednar. Born and raised in the Solon Springs area, Clara was the 11th of 12 children. She married Donald Thorssen in 1943 and together they raised 4 daughters. Clara was always active in her local church, worked for many years as bookkeeper for the Solon Springs School District and The Little Gift House, and volunteered for over 25 years in the Activities Department at Middle River Health Facility. She and her husband and children were stationed in many different places during Don's career in the Air Force, including Morocco, Texas, New Mexico and Maine, but Solon Springs was always home. Clara loved to crochet, work jigsaw puzzles, and visit with family. She will be remembered for her sparkling personality, unfailing kindness, love of music, her commitment to God and prayer, and her ever-present sense of humor.
Clara is survived by her husband of 67 years, Donald, 4 daughters, Randee Blackburn of Mondovi, WI, Judy (Guy Jr.) Little of Solon Springs, Patti (Carl) Wahl of Solon Springs, and Lauri Thorssen of Solon Springs, 7 grandchildren Joleigh Little, Joshua (Mindy) Little, Adam (Stacie) Wahl, Aaron (Krysta) Wahl, Kiel (Ashley) Wahl, Renee Thorssen and Jordon Thorssen, 4 great-grandchildren, Adam, Elijah, Brayden and Amarah, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 11 siblings and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on 2:00 pm., Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Northwoods Community Church in Solon Springs, WI. Rev. Milt Holmquist will officiate. Interment will be private.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Northwoods Community Church 9187 E Nyquist Road Solon Springs, WI 54873.
Frank J Bednar (1872 - 1924)
Blanche Mabel Persons Bednar (1884 - 1965)
Harvey Norman Bednar (1900 - 1981)*
Lawrence Ivan Bednar (1906 - 1957)*
Martin Elmer Bednar (1918 - 1931)*
Clara Louise Bednar Thorsen (1920 - 2010)
Created by: Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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