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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
M. Eloise Thorson
April 6, 1935 - July 27, 2022

Place of Birth: Noonan, North Dakota
Residence: Battleview, North Dakota
Age: 87

M. Eloise Thorson, 87, of Battleview, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 with her family by her side. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Tioga is assisting the family.

Eloise Thorson was born April 6, 1935 to Thorsten (Tom) and Anna (Willand) Lysaker in Noonan, ND. She was raised in Noonan until the family moved to the Lysaker Farm West of Wildrose, ND. Eloise graduated from Wildrose High School in 1954.

On December 18, 1954, Eloise was united in marriage to Marvin Thorson in Wildrose. They were married for 57 years. Marvin and Eloise lived in Tioga prior to moving to the Thorson Family Farm at Battleview in 1959. She resided at the farm for 63 years prior to her passing. Eloise was a homemaker along with selling Stanley Home Products and Avon.

Eloise was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor and involved in Ladies Aid. She was also involved in the Tioga Band Boosters as Vice President, Tops Club and a Battleview Snow Blazers member. Eloise enjoyed baking buns, cookies, especially chocolate chip oatmeal, along with lefse and donut making and playing various card games especially “Poop on your neighbor”.

Eloise is survived by sons, Rodney (Gisele) of Bismarck, ND, Kevin and Keith of Battleview, ND, Roger (Tina) of Dickinson, ND and Marlin (Kari) of Minot, ND and daughter Marlene Thorson of Minot, ND; grandchildren, Anna (Josh) Craig, Cassie Rech, Kaitlyn Thorson, and Marvin Thorson Pitsiladis all of Minot, ND; step grandchildren, Breanna Loder of Dickinson, ND, Daniel Biggs of Minot, ND, Isaiah, Josiah, and Micah Pitsiladis of Powers Lake, ND; step great-grandchild, Waverly Loder of Dickinson, ND; brother, John Lysaker of Oregon; sisters-in-law, Eileen Lysaker of Wisconsin and Rosemary Thorson of Washington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; sisters, Myrtle Raynor, Harriet Sundsrud, Kathy Heuer and infant sister, Berniece; and brothers, Sidney, Malcolm and Allen.

Eloise was kind, compassionate, softspoken and will be greatly missed.

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Alayne Oian Dolson (Missoula, MY)
Jul 31, 2022
My condolences to your family. My memories go back to the birth of the twins, seeing them at the farm when we visited Myrtle and Martin-a long time ago. My thoughts are with you.
Carole Rohde (Tioga, D)
Jul 31, 2022
I’m sure that Avis and Eloise attended many of the same Stanley Home Products shindigs over the years. Sympathy and prayers to her family and friends who will miss her greatly. Treasure your memories.
Larry and Janice Moody (Battleview, North Dakota)
Jul 31, 2022
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family of Eloise. With our Sympathy to all
Vernon and Roxanne Pierce (Scranton , Nd)
Aug 1, 2022
Our deepest sympathies Roger and Tina in the loss of Roger’s mother. May Minnie Rest In Peace and you find comfort in your loving memories.
Judith Hammer (Bismarck, ND)
Aug 1, 2022
Rodney, Gisele and Thorson Family: sorry for your loss. Even though I never met your mom, reading this tribute is all I need to feel as if I knew her. A strong and accomplished Lutheran lady who bloomed where she was planted! (I expect to cross paths with you at Lutefisk suppers come October)
Rosemary Thorson (Centralia, WA)
Aug 2, 2022
during our visits to North Dakota. When your Dad and Mom drove to Washington with Allen and Colleen to visit Uncle Joe and I; we shared a lot of laughter. Your Mom was smiling often
and we were able to share her birthday with her that year. Please take care of one another With love from Aunt Rosemary
Lucy Fleckenstein (Bismarck , ND)
Aug 4, 2022
Rod, Gisele and Thorson family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. You are in my prayers.
Wayne Berry (Williston , North Dakota )
Aug 4, 2022
Sharon and I offer our condolences to the family. Your Mother provided me a powerful message the first time I was at the farm. I shared her message many times when talking to farmers and ranchers .
Her message. “ Be carefull about jumping into a deal that is new to you. You just might pick up a rock and ruin your combine!!” The message was clear. I told many people the secret to succes from MOTHER THORSON.
I am a better person having met Mother THORSON.
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