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Published May 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lois Jean Thorson

Lois Thorson passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Elizabethtown, KY. Lois McKay was born on September 8, 1936, the daughter of David and Gladys (Ranten) McKay in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High in 1954. She immediately began working at Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance in Fargo. Lois was united in marriage to Donald Thorson on March 10, 1956 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. She enjoyed swimming, bowling and golfing throughout her life. Lois worked in administrative positions for many years, managed The Record Shop in Cedar Falls, IA, and finally retired from Northland Insurance in 1999.

Her loving husband, Don, preceded Lois in death. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Rev. Pam) Thorson of Elizabethtown; Katherine Malone of Whitesboro, TX; Kari (Dan) Kirkle of Pilot Point, TX; and Kristine (Matthew) Sweet of Farmington, MN; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her brother, Gerald DeWayne McKay, preceded her in death in 1998.

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