Thor SkjersethThor Skjerseth, age 92, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon, ND.
Thor Skjerseth, age 92, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon, ND.
Thor was born on November 1, 1917 at the Torvold Skjerseth farm near Brocket. His parents, Gunder and Borghild, emigrated from Norway to the United States a few months prior to Thor's birth. Thor married Clara Fuchs on January 3, 1942. They farmed and raised their eight children in the Rubin Township area where Thor was the assessor there for many years.
Thor loved his family, baseball, playing cards, working word puzzles, woodworking, and dancing. He had a great sense of humor always enjoying a good joke and playing practical jokes.
Thor will be deeply missed by his children, Tim (Ruth) of Minot, Terry (Pam) of Fargo, Clarice (Ally) Dorrance of Springfield, MO, Mary Kay (Roy) Hall of Greeley, CO, Gordon (Beth) Mandan, Steve of Fargo, Brian (Linda) of Fargo, and Celeste (Norm) Kleppe of Napoleon; 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren (plus two on the way); his sisters, Ruth (Harold) Severson and Gladys Dahl both of Lakota, and Bunny McClary of St. Louis Park, MN; and many cousins, nieces, nephews.
Thor was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; his parents, Gunder and Borghild; his brothers, Peter and Jimmy; and his sisters, Goodrun and Betty.
Thor's Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lakota.
Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery.
A public visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ending with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Aaker Funeral Home in Lakota.