March 4, 1939 - May 22, 2016


Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater for Marlys V. Thorson, age 77, of Waite Park, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Pastor Laurie Weis will officiate. Private burial of the urn will be at Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the Church.
Marlys was born on March 4, 1939 to George and Edna (Luepke) Bode in Courtland, MN. She graduated from Nicollet High School in 1957. She married John Thorson on July 6, 1957 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland, MN. They were united in marriage for 59 wonderful years. She worked at the St. Cloud Hospital as a secretary in the volunteer department for 25 years. She was an active member of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially going to special events for grandchildren. Marlys was especially active in her church, volunteering as a communion server and money counter. She enjoyed going on camping trips in her RV, going to the Casino to play Deuces Wild video poker, and shopping for herself and her grandchildren. She was very passionate and particular about her hair, always keeping her Friday appointment with her daughter at the salon.

Marlys is survived by her husband, John; children, Mark (Gail) of Sartell, Cindy (David) Kirchoff of Clear Lake and Ann (Mitch) Czech, of Gilman; grandchildren, Jacob and Kyle, Amanda and Amber Kirchoff, Kalley and Tyler Czech; siblings, Wallace of Courtland, MN and Myra of Victoria, MN and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two infant children.

A special thanks to the Waite Park Emergency Services and the staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.