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Sunday January 31st, 2021
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Wilferd Dale Thostenson

Funeral services for Wilferd D. Thostenson, age 79, of Ellendale, will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Hartland, with Rev. Steven Schwartz officiating.  Interment will be held at Hartland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 PM, Sunday January 31,2021 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Wilferd Died Wednesday January 27,2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Wilferd D. Thostenson was born February 15th, 1941 in Bath Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota, the son of Willie and Elsie (Albertson) Thostenson.  He was confirmed at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. He attended school in Freeborn before attending and graduating from Ellendale High School. He married Mary Johnson on April 28, 1962.  Together they made their home on a farm and raised five kids. He was skilled in carpentry, building houses or furnishings. He knew a lot about concrete work making patios, driveways and garages. Whenever possible he enjoyed going to tractor pulls. He mostly loved farming with his sons and grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Brian (Vickie), Darin (Donise), a daughter, Jody (Darris), grandchildren, two great-grandsons, two brothers, Ralph (Diane), Gordon (Donna), aunt, Ardine, and many cousins.

Wilferd was preceded in death by his mother, father, two sons, Lonny, Donald, brother, (Russell), A nephew, (Michael), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.



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A candle was lit in memory of Wilferd Thostenson

Mark and Marlene Stadler Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM

Brian, Darin and Jody, sending comfort in the loss of your dad. Sending my love and gentle hugs. Mrs. Stone

Marianne Stone Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

Ralph and family; so sorry about the loss of your Brother. The full Thostenson family will feel the loss, I am sure.

Pat A Johnson Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

Its difficult to say goodbye to a good guy. He will be missed. You are all nestled gently in our thoughts and prayers.

Al & Gail Batt Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM