Lola M. (Myhre) Thorson went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2018, at the age of 96.
She was born June 15, 1921, to Martin and Stella (Qualey) Myhre in Spring Grove, Minn. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1938. After high school Lola went to business school in Minneapolis, and then took a job at Dayton’s in Minneapolis in the business department. Her next job was with Kraft Foods in Green Bay, Wis. She was promoted to office manager and moved to Kraft Foods in Milwaukee, Wis.
In 1951, while home for the weekend, Lola went to the Houston County Fair and met the love of her life, Tenus Thorson. Lola and Tenus were married March 15, 1952, and were married for 61 years.
Lola was a member of the several women’s groups at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. She and another member started the WELCA Quilting Missions at Cross of Christ and Houston County Homemakers.
Lola is survived by her daughter Twyla of Houston; two sisters, Phyllis of St. Paul and Doreen of Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tenus, sister Audrey Olson, and brothers-in-law P. Kenneth Olson, Alton Elmquist, and Douglas Dahl.
Funeral services will be Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, with the Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Cross of Christ Window Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice. Hoff Funeral Service – Houston is assisting the family with arrangements.