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 Tina <I>Syverson</I> Thorson

Tina Syverson Thorson

Birth
Strathcona, Roseau County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Nov 2004 (aged 97)
Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 38767808 · View Source
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Tina Thorson, 97, Moorhead, MN, passed away Monday, November 29, 2004, at MeritCare South University Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.

Tina was born on February 7, 1907, in Strathcona, MN, to Syver and Thea Syverson. Born on the farm, she weighed only 4 ½ lbs. She grew up and attended school in rural Ulen, MN. She then worked on the farm until moving to Minneapolis, MN, where she was as a nanny.

On June 22, 1929, Tina married Bennie Thorson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen and they made their home in Moorhead. Tina's priorities in life were her family and church. She was very proud of her heritage and spoke Norwegian fluently. For five years, Tina worked full time at both Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead and the Fargo Clinic. She then left Eventide and worked over seventeen more years at Fargo Clinic until her retirement. After retirement she worked at Concordia College, Moorhead, for two years.

Her hobbies were quiet ones. She was very interested in sewing, crocheting, and embroidery. Tina's church was very important to her. She was a charter member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead. What brought light to Tina's beautiful blue eyes were positive stories of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed babysitting children for friends. Children were her delight.

Tina is survived by her five daughters, Arlene Josal, Fargo, LaVonne Evans, Moorhead, Ione (Ronald) Gebeke, Fargo, Judy (Leon) Sell, Moorhead and Diane Ochoa, Fargo; a son, Lydell (Karen) Thorson, Moorhead; daughter-in-law, Patricia Thorson, Topeka, KS; twenty-two grandchildren; forty great-grand-children; three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Bennie, who passed away in 1967; two infant children and a son, Orman, who passed away in 2001; grandson, Steve Evans; great-grandson, Robbie Rasmussen; her parents; two sisters, Cora Pederson & Lillie Krogen; and six brothers, Oliver, Roy, Silven, Eli, Arnt, & Elvin.

Tina was our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. As a mother she loved and supported us. As a grandmother she had a special touch. As a great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother she was a precious gift. Her kindness, devotion and love will be greatly missed and in our memory always.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo

obituary provided by contributor Truman Bratteli


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  • Maintained by: sleuthesthedead
  • Originally Created by: Doc Smith
  • Added: 26 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38767808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tina Syverson Thorson (7 Feb 1907–29 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38767808, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by sleuthesthedead (contributor 46867008) .