Otto C. Thoreson, 86Otto C. Thoreson, age 86, of Zumbrota, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 26, at the Zumbrota Health Services.
Otto C. Thoreson, age 86, of Zumbrota, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 26, at the Zumbrota Health Services.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Chapel in Red Wing with Reverend Jack Nordgaard officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery in Zumbrota. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and on Saturday 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Otto Carl Thoreson was born on July 8, 1926, in Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, Minn., to L. Benjamin and Ella J. (nee Davidson) Thoreson. He attended country school and was valedictorian of the Wanamingo High School class of 1944. Otto started farming with his parents. On June 5, 1955, he married Alice Thermos in Red Wing. They made their home on the Thoreson Family Farm. They continued to farm until 2010. Otto was proud of the fact that he was born and lived his entire life in the house on the Thoreson Family Farm. Otto also worked at Dayton’s for 18-1/2 years.
He enjoyed playing softball when he was younger, dancing, listening to old-time music, jigsaw puzzles, and puttering on the farm. Otto was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Farmers Union, and he served on the Roscoe Town Board.
Otto is survived by his wife, Alice; son, James (Taryn) Thoreson of Zumbrota; daughter, Stephanie (Thomas Jordan) Thoreson of Eagan; grandsons, Blake and Colton Thoreson; two nieces and three nephews.
Otto was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Stella Thoreson.
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