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Anton "Tony" Thorson
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1909
McLean County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1997
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

The funeral for Anton "Tony" Thorson, 87, Center, formerly of Max, was Friday, June 27, 1997, at Vincent United Methodist Church of Minot. He died Monday, June 23, 1997, in a Mandan medical center. Burial was at Rosehill Memorial Park of Minot.

He was born in Ruso Oct. 31, 1909, to Erick and Ragna Thorson. He was raised on the family farm in Otis Township, McLean County, near Ruso, and attended country school in that area.

He was an underground miner in Ruso area mines and later began his career with the railroad. He entered the Army in October 1942 and served as a combat engineer in the European Theater of Operations until his discharge in December 1945.

He married Arvilla Mahnke Sept. 6, 1941, in Fairview, Mont. They resided in Glenwood, Minn., Ruso, Benedict, Max and Center during his more than 40 years with the Soo Line Railroad. He retired in 1974 as area section foreman and track inspector. His wife died March 20, 1989.

He was a former member of the Benedict American Legion Post.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Arlyce Smallidge; an infant sister, sister Olga Erickson; brothers, Melvin, Ralph, Edwin and Thorvald.

Survivors include son, Charles of Center; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Aagot Olson of Benedict; and brother, Ernest of Max.
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  Arvilla Roseltha Mahnke Thorson (1920 - 1989)*
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Rosehill Memorial Park
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jul 12, 2013
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Anton Tony Thorson
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