Berdene F. Thorson
Berdene F. Thorson (nee Bierce), age 89, of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Bruce Jahnke will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Berdene was born on June 29, 1929 in the Town of Holway, the daughter of Burton and Agnes Bierce. She attended Clark Grade School and graduated from Withee High School in 1946. Berdene united to marriage to Donald K. Thorson in September of 1947. They were later divorce. Berdene had worked various jobs including working for 20 years at Marathon Cheese in Medford until retirement.
Berdene enjoyed polka dancing, playing cards and checkers, word search puzzles, puzzle books, as well as watching the Green Bay Packers and Wheel of Fortune. She especially cherished spending time with her 12 children and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her children, family and friends.
Berdene is survived by her 12 children: RoxAnne (Maynard) Purgett of Abbotsford, Jacqueline Suthard of Owen, Paula St. Claire of Wausau, Linda Brunner of Milwaukee, Bryon Thorson of Minnesota, Mark Thorson of Wausau, Rhonda (David) Thorson of Ohio, Brenda (Fazi) Behroyhan of Florida, Wayne (Jackolyn) Thorson of Marathon, Merry Beth (Phil) Moran of Illinois, William (Lena) Thorson of California, and Susan Thorson of Illinois; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her three sisters: Stella of Wisconsin, Joan of Wisconsin, Agnes May of South Dakota and her brother, Patrick of Antigo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and three sisters.