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Services: First English Lutheran Church
  Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home, Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m.
  and at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Dorothy E. (Mrs. Robert) Thorson, age 87, of Faribault, died on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service.

Dorothy E., the daughter of Martin and Opal (Carpenter) Olson, was born on September 12, 1924 in El Paso, WI. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and worked at the clinic, hospital and Board of Medical Examiners at River Falls, WI. She married Robert Thorson on July 7, 1950 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Beldenville, WI. They made their home in Faribault where Dorothy worked at Andrews Nursery for 25 years. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1562, Faribault. Dorothy enjoyed reading, going to the lake and spending time with family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Dean (and Linda) Thorson of Minneapolis; one daughter, Janell (and John) Partyka of Minneapolis; three grandchildren, Deanna and Erica Thorson and John Robert Partyka; two sisters, Mercedes Jensen of Beldenville, WI and Mary Jayne (and Jerry) Parmeter of Prescott, WI; a sister in law, Wanda Olson of Menomonie, WI; one brother in law, Richard (and Barb) Thorson of Bella Vista, AK; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Robert, Harold and Duane Olson.


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Name: Patsy (Olson) Biss
Email: sheeplady@surf1.ws
Date: Thursday August 09, 2012


I am a cousin that hasn't seen Billie for years.The last time was she made a trip to Spokane, Washington to see her Aunt Irene and Uncle Charlie. It was about 60 years ago. I used to spend summers on her Dad's farm (Uncle Martin and Aunt Opal's place). I loved the farm and all the kids that went with it. She was always good to me and I was a brat, but we all loved each other like only cousins could. Give our love to all the family. Cousin Patsy

Name: Heather Harkins
Date: Wednesday August 08, 2012


I remember many times going to the lake with Dean, Linda, Deanna, and Erica where I got the pleasure of being around Deanna and Erica's grandparents. We have many happy memories up there, Dorothy included. She will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking about all of you as you go through this difficult time and will be praying for you. The Harkins Family

Name: Audrey Tobin
Email: tobinsbigstonelake@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 07, 2012


I lived across the street from Dorothy for 21 1/2 years until we moved away in May of 2009. Not only was Dorothy a neighbor of mine but also a customer of mine at Norwest/Wells Fargo Bank during my banking career there of 19 years. I will never forget my long time customers and neigbhors during our time in Faribault. In Sincere Sympathy & Friendship, John & Audrey Tobin Ortonville, Minnesota

Name: Joe and Linda Kaderlik
Email: jlkaderlik@charter.net
Date: Tuesday August 07, 2012


Bob so sorry to here about the passing of Dorothy Chad is our son that lives next door to you she will be miss Brecken always loved the cookies she made him Joe and Linda Kaderlik