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Robert Ross "Bob" Thurston
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1935
Wadena County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2009
Becker County
Minnesota, USA

Father: Leonard Earl Thurston
Mother: Marjorie Waln Thurston

Paternal Grandparents:
Peter Thurstison
Petra Olsen Thurstison

Maternal Grandparents:
Edward James Waln
Frances Mae Waln

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** In Loving Memory of Bob **
Bob will be missed, loved and
remembered forever by all who
loved him. Bob was the only
child of Leonard and Marjorie
Thurston. Bob is survived by
his second spouse Carol, children,
grandchildren, other relatives
and friends. Bob lived in Dent
Ottertail County MN. Bob passed
away at the Frazee Care Center
in Frazee MN. Both Bob's Paternal
Grandparents Peter and Petra Olsen
Thurstison were early Pioneers in
Wadena Co. MN Bob's Grandparents
immigrated to the USA from Norway.
Bob's Grandaparents sponsored
Petra's Brother Family to immigrate
to the USA in 1901. The Family
of Petra's brother, the Anton and
Hannah Jordet Olson Family has always
been appreciative of Bob's Grandparents
for their Sponsorship. Anton and Hannah
Olson, and many of Bob's relatives
are laid to rest at the Wadena Cemetery.
Bob is survived by many relatives
around Minnesota, likely elsewhere
in the USA and Olsen descendants of
his Grandmother Petra, others in Norway.

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Bob's obituary in the
Wadena Pioneer Journal Nov. 24, 2009

Bob's 2009 obituary is available online
via the Schoenburger Funeral Home website.
( Perham MN, 218-346-9368 )

The online obituary includes Bob's years
of work, his family members. Bob's
parents names, Leonard & Marjorie Thurston
given, as preceding him in death.
Bob was cremated and his ashes
were given to his Spouse.

Family had Plans to bury Bob's
ashes near his parents graves.
(see photo above of the Thurston
Memorial bench near his parents
graves at the Wadena Cemetery
in Wadena Minnesota.) The Thurston
Bench was added to the Thurston
Family Plot for Bob. Bob's
Memorial Bench is located next to
both his Parents flat grave markers
and across the large upright Monument.
Bob's Memorial bench was in the
Family Plot when we visited
Family Grave sites in Wadena MN
in 2014. The Bench is engraved
with his name, DOB,DOD.

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bio in progress

The Thurstison/ Thurston, Olsen/Olson
Family Tree is included in the
Carlson Olsen Family tree.

More Family history, photos, written
Memorial Tributes Welcome.

Family links: 
  Leonard Earl Thurston (1906 - 1985)
  Marjorie Lucea Waln Thurston (1916 - 2003)
Wadena Cemetery
Wadena County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: d lester
Record added: Oct 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119441641
Robert Ross Bob Thurston
Added by: d lester
Robert Ross Bob Thurston
Added by: d lester
Robert Ross Bob Thurston
Added by: d lester
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 Added: Jan. 8, 2017

- Family of Anton & Hannah Jordet Olson
 Added: Jan. 2, 2016

- Family of Aless and Dena Rachow Olsen
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
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