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Adeline C. Thorson, 98

Adeline C. Thorson, 98, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on May 17, 2013.  Adeline Corinne Torgerson was born July 3, 1914 to Leif and Helen (Flaat) Torgerson in Thompson, North Dakota, Bentru Township.  She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Bygland Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member, active in Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, and church Choir.  Adeline attended Bygland School and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School.  After completing two years of teacher’s training at Moorhead Normal School, she taught at Bygland “Country School.”
On November 16, 1946 she married Harold Thorson in Bygland, MN.  They farmed in Bygland Township for over 30 years, where she worked in their home and tended a beautiful yard and large garden.  A member of Homemaker’s Club, she was known for her pies, cookies, bread, lefse and other Norwegian treats. She always enjoyed a game of Scrabble.
After leaving their farm, she and Harold lived in a townhouse in East Grand Forks.  A few years after his death, she moved to her home for the last several years, Good Samaritan Heritage Oaks.  She was grateful for the loving care she received from the special people there, and the help given by Ozzie and Carol Moe, John and Sandy Thorson, Florence Danielson, Rae Potter, and all of her friends and family.
She is survived by her nephew, Deane (Jill) Johnson, their daughter Chelsey, sons Nate and Dan (Ann) and great nephew, Leif; her niece Diane (Patric) Reuter and son Robert; and a number of cousins here and in Norway.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents, and her sister Thelma Johnson, and brother-in-law Clinton Johnson.
Funeral Services: will be held at Bygland Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11 AM, with Pastor Karen Young Trenne, presiding.
Visitation:  will be held Dahl Funeral Home, on Tuesday, May 21, from 5 – 7 PM, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.
Interment:   Bygland Lutheran Cemetery, East Grand Forks, MN.

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