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David I. Thorson

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Kearns Funeral Service
3146 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50702

Special Services:
Private Family Services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2012

David I. Thorson, age 79, of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Manor Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo.

He was born November 14, 1932 in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, the son of Severt and Blanche Lucas Thorson. David married Laurene Bublitz on January 16, 1955 in Spring Valley, MN.

David worked at Rath Packing Co. for many years until the plant closed. He then worked as an agent for Shelter Insurance Co. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Army. David was a member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Survivors include his wife, Laurene of Waterloo; a daughter, Pamela (Marv) Pagel of Waterloo; 2 grandchildren, Jill (Justin) Jacobs of Parkersburg, IA and Ryan (Laura Gilbert) Pagel of Cedar Rapids, IA; a great grandson, Garrett Jacobs; and 2 sisters, Norma Denny and Dorothy Stoen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; 2 sisters, Betty Craft and Carrie McIntyre.

Private Family Services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2012, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel.

Memorials may be directed to the family.



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