Kenneth Kieth Thoreson
June 25, 1934 - July 14, 2020
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Newark Township, Rock County, Wisconsin

      Kenneth Kieth Thoreson, age 86, passed away on July 14, 2020 in Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He was born June 25, 1934 to Kenneth Elroy and Marion (Foreman) Thoreson. He graduated from Mary D Bradford High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin, attended UW Whitewater and UW Madison, Wisconsin. Kenneth married Marilyn…

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Teena Monk-Gerber left a message on July 28, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss. In reading the obituary, I realized that I have one of Pastor Thoreson's work of art. He gave it to me when I was 5 years old for singing This Little Light of Mine during a woman's program at Orfordville Lutheran Church. That was 42 years ago! So happy to finally know who this is from. Thank you so much, Thor!!
Jason Holt left a message on July 27, 2020:
Marilyn and family, Pastor Ken was a terrific inspiration to me. His ability to connect and to care for people. I remember him at Faith Haven Bible Camp in Minnesota around the year 2000. His art and messages impacted the youth as he clearly shared Jesus. May our Savior King bring comfort in this season! Blessed be his memory!
Peggy Scefcyk left a message on July 24, 2020:
Marilyn, So sorry to hear about Pastor Ken's passing. I really missed you and him when you left. It took a while to find someone to replace him. Loved and miss his chalk drawings during Christmas. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
Howard & Diane Lowry left a message on July 20, 2020:
Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for thinking of us when Pastor Ken died since we had such a close relationship for over 10 years in Tanglewood. We so appreciated your ministry there including the chalk art services and were sad to see you leave. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your lovely famiy and trust that our gracious Lord will uphold you with his grace and mercy as you go forward in your life.
Connie Burton left a message on July 19, 2020:
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DARRELL A BACON left a message on July 19, 2020:
My sympathy and prayers are with you on the loss of Ken. Most of your service to Trinity Free Lutheran was prior to me joining them. However, reading Ken's obituary showed what an extraordinary person he was. Everyone who knew and loved him were greatly blessed. Darrell Bacon
Gene & Sue Skaggs left a message on July 18, 2020:
What a great friend. Marilyn and family you are in our prayers. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 King James Version 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope
eric m westalke left a message on July 18, 2020:
Your dad was a huge encouragement to me, to see a man who was able to serve the Lord and still keep an occupation outside of the Church. I will be praying for you Leif and your whole family as you grieve your dad. God Bless
Anne and Jeff Gajeski left a message on July 18, 2020:
Sending prayers and support to Erika/Rob and families, Keni and Ted and families in the loss of your father and grandfather. May you know peace and calm.
Pamela White left a message on July 18, 2020:
Having Pastor Thoreson and Marilyn to come to our church in Canal Winchester was a blessing. My husband and I truly loved him. He certainly impacted our lives spiritually. The chalk art was sensational. Marilyn would tell the story as Pastor Ken would draw his magic. He will be sadly missed. God has called His faithful angel home.
Randy Berry left a message on July 18, 2020:
We were all very blessed to have Pastor Ken and Marilyn at Peace Lutheran Church in Canal Winchester Ohio. Pastor Ken touched our lives in many ways. My father Jack loved having Pastor Ken come visit him to talk and take communion . His chalk art was phenomenal and very spiritual. GOD now gas one of his very special Angel now
Deanna Hobelmann left a message on July 17, 2020:
I thank the Lord for the acquaintance with Pastor Ken and Marilyn, and send my condolences to you, Marilyn, and the family. It was a God-guided choice this a.m., to click 'play' on the CD player that almost always has one of the Thorsen CDs in it. There are few artists who's music has been played more, both during my husband, Dean's, last year and since. Thankful to you both for our communication some time back and for the additions to my CD library, and for the extras I was able to share with others at Abiding Word at Deshler, NE. We all delighted in Ken's artistry and Ken and Marilyn's ministry. May God grant to each of you the sense of calm brought by Ken's music.
Sally Thoreson left a message on July 17, 2020:
I am sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May the Lord be with you in the days ahead. What a wonderful life. Sally
Dale R Runaas left a message on July 17, 2020:
I am sorry to hear of pastor kens passing. my condolence to the family .I was working at burness chev at the time i went out on a wrecker call it was pastor ken [i did not know him at the time] . He had blowen a heater hose and he need to get to work so i fix it temporary so he could go. A few months passed and i decided i had to change jobs . So i appllied at gm and was told i would have an interview that day. so when i went in it was pastor ken and he say hi dale good to see you again and thats how my employment with gm for 33 years began. pastor ken was also the first pastor to let me preach which started a whole new part of my life i am forever grateful.To Marilyn i say my wife of 50 years passed away over a year ago . I sympathize with what you are going through. I explain it this way. I am a ship in a vast ocean and all my sails are up to catch the wind but there is no wind so i am adrift . May the grace of or lord and savior Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. praise be to God
David and Cheryl Skordahl left a message on July 17, 2020:
Marilyn and family, may our Lord comfort you during this time of sadness... but really not so sad since you have given Ken over into the hands of his dear Savior. With fondness we remembering all the times our lives crossed path in the ministry. Recalling the most recent time having a meal together in Janesville just a while back, you're excitment over your new home on the island. We have very good memories with the two of you, thank you for sharing your faith and trust in Jesus. May the Lord be with you in the days ahead. Our love...
Aaron Glass left a message on July 17, 2020:
My condolences to the entire Thoreson family.
Errol & Barb Schmelling left a message on July 17, 2020:
Lynn and Family We are sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace! Our prayers are with you!
JoAnn Sagen left a message on July 17, 2020:
I’m so sorry to hear of Pastor Ken’s passing. He was such a remarkable person, artist, and man of God. We thoroughly enjoyed his chalk talks at Bethany Lutheran church. Our heartfelt prayers for your family at this difficult time.
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