Richard "Dick" Dean Thorson, 83, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 West Main Street, Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Union, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Laurel Lions Club, or Marshalltown Kiwanis. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Dick was born June 13, 1935, to John and Imogene (Hawk) Thorson in Marshalltown. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1953, and attended Upper Iowa University. He was united in marriage to Kay Jay in August of 1958. Two children were born into that union, Kimberlee and Joel. He was then united in marriage to Janice (Rash) Walters on May 17, 1973. Work was very important to Dick with his career spanning over 35 years in the banking business. He was a strong, hard-working man who instilled a great work ethic in his children. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, as well as an active member in both the Laurel Lions and Marshalltown Kiwanis. Dick was also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals and he had a great love for golf.
Dick is survived by his two children, Kimberlee Kay (Robert) Carney of Maxwell, IA, and Joel Dean Thorson of Des Moines, IA; his wife, Janice; three stepchildren: Carolyn (David) Briggs of Marshalltown, Cynthia Mann of Marshalltown, and Kevin (Brenda) Walters of Conrad, IA; two grandchildren, Melissa Carney and Candi (Matt) Nicolaisen; three great grandchildren: Kaleb, Cameron, and Addison; nine step grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike Wise) Jensen Wallach, Aaron (Gaby) Jensen, Jamie Jensen, Ben (Dale) Walters, Jason (Fawn) Walters, David (Kati Jo) Walters, Brandon Mann, Emma Mann, and Charlie Mann; eight step great grandchildren: Chloe, Lucy, Carter, Brennan, Kendall, Macy, Ellie, and Augustine; a sister, Juanita (Milo) Hala of Toledo, IA, and a brother, Arlan (Judy) Thorson of Ankeny, IA. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Max.
I always enjoyed talking baseball with Dick at the family reunions. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.
We loved playing the Union golf course. Dick kept his golf cart there. After our round of golf we would stop at the "Ginger Snap", just South of the course, for lunch and a dish of hand dipped ice cream. The food there is super. The 6th tee is real close to the "Ginger Snap", so sometimes we would drive the cart over there and have lunch and go back and finish the last 4 holes. That was a lot of fun. Great times.
My golfing and exercise buddy, passed away today. Dick and I played golf once or twice a week at the Union Golf Course. Dick was a great guy. We played in the "Wednesday Senior League". We also tried to get in an extra day a week, on Monday. When I made my one and only lifetime Birdie, Dick jumped about 2 feet into the air.
My exercise and golf buddy
Dick was such a great man. He was helpful and pleasant
Kim, Joel and families: I was so sorry to learn of your Father's passing. I was your babysitter when Kim and Joel we're little. I spent a lot of time in your Laurel home. Your Father was always kind to me. May God bless you and comfort you.
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