Elgar Arnold “Arnie” Thune

Elgar Arnold “Arnie” Thune

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Feb 2012 (aged 77)
Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: burial unknown
Memorial ID 85770296 · View Source
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OBITUARY:
Elgar Arnold Thune, Jr., age 77, passed away 2-24-12 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Shakopee, MN. Elgar Arnie was born in 1934 to Ruth (Torgerson) and Elgar Thune, Sr. in Worcester, Massachusetts. The family lived in Chicago and Saint Paul before settling in Adams, MN. After graduating from Adams High School, Arnie joined the Army and spent time in Germany and touring Europe. Then returning from duty, he worked for Minneapolis Moline for a number of years. Arnie spent the later part of his life in Albert Lea, MN where he worked for Streeter Company. He was a machinist before retiring.
Arnie was a colorful character in Albert Lea. He enjoyed his apartment above the Eagles Club where he had wonderful neighbors. Arnold spent many hours walking or riding his red scooter around town, touring the parks, gardening, shopping, hanging out at the antique store, greeting the workers at the bank and hospital cafeteria. He enjoyed going on trips. He visited many exotic locations around the world. Arnold was a unique person, and he will be missed by many.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers needed in Arnie's battle with dementia, especially Valley View Assisted Living of Jordan, Community Care of Shakopee, Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Heartland Hospice, Scott County Social Services, and McNearney Funeral Home of Shakopee.
Survivors include sister, Barbara Panser of Owatonna, MN; brother, Bob (Susie) Thune of Austin, MN, 2 brothers-in-law, 10 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Elgar Thune, Sr. and Ruth Thune; sisters, Beverly Lillquist and Lenore Dammann.

It was Arnie's wishes to be cremated. We will be having a gathering to celebrate Arnie's life at a park in Albert Lea this summer. If you would like to come, please contact Laurie (507) 304-1935.
~ published on McNearney Funeral Home website



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  • Created by: Ellen Sorenson
  • Added: 26 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85770296
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elgar Arnold “Arnie” Thune (20 Aug 1934–24 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85770296, ; Maintained by Ellen Sorenson (contributor 47479114) Unknown, who reports a burial unknown.