Edwin J. Thorne

Edwin J. Thorne, age 92 of Westview Acres, Waconia, and formerly of Howard Lake, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Good Samaritan Center, Waconia.

Edwin was born Sept. 5, 1906, at Harvey, N.D., the son of Emil and Jennie Carlson Thorne. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

On Oct. 25, 1930, Edwin married Gladys R. Peterson at a Methodist church parsonage in Minneapolis, Minn.

Edwin is survived by his wife Gladys; grandchildren, Jere and Clara Thorne of Chaska and Jean and David Tollefson of Coon Rapids; great-grandchildren, Rosalind Thorne and Amy and Kelly Tollefson; a sister, Helen Johnson of Mora; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald and James Thorne; his parents; and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Monday, April 12, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Dwight R. Chamberlain and Lisa B. Rossi officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Zimmerman.

Casket bearers were Roger Hallstrom, Dale Barrett, Richard Thorne, Bob Rollins, Duane Malling, and Harlan Addickes.

There was a chapel service Sunday, April 11, 2:30 p.m., at Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia, with Paul F. Gedden officiating.

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