Lois Jean (McKay) Thorson, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Elizabethtown.
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Lois was born Sept. 8, 1936, the daughter of David and Gladys (Ranten) McKay in Fargo, N.D. 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, Iowa, and finally retired from Northland Insurance in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Don; and her brother, Gerald DeWayne McKay, in 1998.
She is survived by her children, Kevin (the Rev. Pam) Thorson of Elizabethtown, Katherine Malone of Whitesboro, Texas, Kari (Dan) Kirkle of Pilot Point, Texas, and Kristine (Matthew) Sweet of Farmington, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown.
A gathering for family and friends begins at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gar-dens in Fargo.
Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 15, 2013