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Thor J. Lonne

Thor John Lonne, age 102, Hatton, ND passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his rural home.

Thor Lonne was born October 18, 1910, in Garfield Township, Traill County, ND the son of Sever and Kaia (Koldingnes) Lonne. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton and attended rural school until eighth grade. Thor served in the United States Army and was a lifetime farmer. On October 9, 1948, he married Hadie Marjorie Thykeson at Hatton.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hadie of Hatton; son, Stanley Lonne of Hatton; daughter, Marjory (Neil) Roberts of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren: Matthew, Heather, and Andrea; sister, Ruth Kensrud of Portland, ND; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers: Selmer and Martin; sisters: Jane Brumwell, Irene Staupe, Alice Gavere; brothers-in-law: Claris Tykeson, Curtis Wigen, Tom Gavere, Ole Staupe, and Harry Brumwell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Bilden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clergy, Rev. Mark Ellingson; music, Adele Bye, Organist; Casket Bearers: Jim Bjerke, Willis Bjerke, Dick Brumwell, Greg Gavere, Terry Kensrud, Russell Reinke; Military Rites by the North Dakota National Guard Funeral Honors and Carroll O. Flesche Post #70, Hatton American Legion.

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My sympathy to the family of Thor Lonne. Blessed be your memories.

Becky (Hofstad) Melhus Oct 3 2013 12:00 AM

How very sad to hear of Thor's passing. I have nothing but good memories of Thor. A great man! A friend to all. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the Lonne family.

Kim Smestad Oct 3 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy on your loss! He had a long life here on earth....and more awaiting in heaven! Prayers for your family!!

Nancy Stavens Linnell Oct 2 2013 12:00 AM