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Marilyn Irene Thoreson

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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Time: 10 to 11:00 A.M.

First Lutheran Church
Blooming Prairie, MN


Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

First Luitheran Church
Blooming Prairie, MN

Blooming Prairie Cemetery
Blooming Prairie, MN



Marilyn I. Thoreson, age 91 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Marilyn Irene Hunter was born May 20, 1926 in Blooming Prairie to Albert and Ida (Meyers) Hunter. She graduated in 1944 from Blooming Prairie High School. Marilyn married Mervin Nelson, and the couple later divorced. On July 16, 1971 Marilyn married Vince Thoreson.  She lived her entire life in Blooming Prairie.  Marilyn was employed at Prairie Manor, The Bakery, and Blooming Prairie Schools lunch program.  She was one of the first nurse’s aides to be hired at Prairie Manor. Marilyn was a lifelong member of the United Methodist church in Blooming Prairie as well as the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and was an avid reader, never without a book in her lap.   Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

Marilyn is survived by her children Wayne Nelson of Owatonna, Michael Nelson, Keven (Jackie Friesner) Nelson, and Cheryl (Roy) Olson, all of Blooming Prairie, and Linda Wyant of Albert Lea; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; sister Lola Wood and sister-in-law Donna Hunter both of Austin; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vince in 2014, sons Steven Nelson and Raymond Nelson, daughters Carol and Betty in infancy, son-in-law Larry Wyant; her brothers John, Robert, Paul, Howard, and Roger, and her sisters Georgia and Mildred. 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Jeff Sandgren officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning for one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., at First Lutheran Church.  Interment will be in Blooming Prairie Cemetery. Services prearranged and performed by the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.


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