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Ralph Wellington Thueson

May 2, 1926 October 24, 2016
Ralph Wellington Thueson
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Obituary for Ralph Wellington Thueson

Worthington, MN

Ralph Wellington Thueson passed away peacefully on October 24, 2016 at his rural country home.
He was born on May 2, 1926 on the family farm where he grew up, lived, worked and died.
He attended country school and graduated from Worthington Senior High in 1944.
Ralph married Wanda Mae Hoffmeister on September 30, 1944.
He proudly served on active military duty with the US Navy from 1944-1946, serving on the US Troop Carrier “Rock Bridge”.
Ralph was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Worthington; the American Legion, Bigelow, and served on the Bigelow Township Board and as Chairperson for several years.
Ralph retired from farming in 1989 but continued to help with field work in the spring and fall.
During their retirement years Ralph enjoyed spending time with life-long love Wanda; wintering with friends in Arizona to avoid the Minnesota cold added to their adventures. He was an avid shuffle board player and reader of westerns.
When not in the field, doing what farmers do, Ralph enjoyed spending time with family; making and fixing things; keeping the home yards mowed; and making sure the birds and squirrels were fed and happy.
He was a master storyteller and enjoyed sharing his stories of long ago with family and friends.
Ralph is survived by his four daughters Connie and her husband Alvin Kuehl (Lismore); Chris and her special friend Don Olthoff (Lakefield); Julie and her husband Robert Vos and farming partner (Worthington); and Debra Thueson (Worthington); nine (9) grandchildren and their spouses or special friends; fourteen (14) great grandchildren; and 2 (almost 4) great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins .
Ralph is preceded in death by his wife Wanda and his father and mother Henry and Hattie Thueson.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 1200 4th Avenue, Worthington, MN, with Interim Pastor Karla Kirkeby officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A private family burial will be held prior to the service at the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

28

Oct

1:00 PM 10/28/2016 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/28/2016 2:00:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

28

Oct

2:00 PM 10/28/2016 2:00:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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