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Muriel B. Thomson

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Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 P.M.

Location: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota












Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Preston, MN
At A Later Date



Muriel B. Thomson, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota was called to her eternal home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at home with family.  Muriel was born April 25, 1930 to Julius ‘Bennie’ and Mary (Thorud) Glenna in Rushford, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at the Rushford Lutheran Church. She graduated from Rushford High School, class of 1948. Muriel married Carlton Eugene Thomson on February 4, 1949, in Rushford, Minnesota. They moved to Austin where they raised their children. She was a longtime member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aid and other committees for many years. Muriel and Luella Gilbertson cleaned houses together for many years and had many fun stories to tell. They were quite the team. Her hobbies included bowling, golfing, camping, card club, Home Extension, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and cooking. She even made a few wedding cakes.  She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Carlton ‘Tommy’; three children James (Patricia) Thomson of Glendale, Wisconsin, John (Sarah) Thomson of Burnsville, Minnesota and Barbara (Todd) Anderson of Austin, Minnesota; daughter-in-law Kathy Thomson of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren Chad (Patricia) Thomson, Dion Thomson, Jaime Thomson, Anthony Thomson, Janelle (Brisco) Sumrall, Laura (Brian) Sheridan, Aaron Thomson, Cecily Thomson, Jenna Anderson, Matthew Anderson and 9 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lila Bisbee, Agnes Glenna and Yvonne Thomson; many nieces, nephews, friends, and special friends David, Elaine and Ben Watts of Rice, Minnesota.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three children Patricia in 1957, David in 2003 and Robert in 2009; siblings Ovedia Ellefson, Richard Glenna, Arnold Glenna, Norma Haslerud, Lila Hearn and Bertram Glenna; brothers-in-law Maynard Ellefson, Meredith Haslerud, John Hearn, Vincent Bisbee, Allan Thomson and Kenneth Thomson; sister-in-law Marion Glenna, 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2103 8th Street SW in Austin with Pastor Paul Welke officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, immediately preceding the service at the church.  Interment will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota.  Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 





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