Thor J. Thorsen

Aug. 12, 1935 – Dec. 4, 2013

Thor J. Thorsen of Sullivan passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2013 at his home at the age of 78 years.

Thor was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in Milwaukee, the son of Hans and Geneva Thorsen. He married the love of his life, Joann Dalgren, on June 7, 1958 in Waukesha. Thor retired from General Electric after 25 years of service. He enjoyed bowling and was a “big” Minnesota Vikings fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with family.

Thor will be sadly missed by his wife, Joann of 55 years; his children, Todd Thorsen of Waukesha, Tammy (James) Evans of Mukwonago, Tina Thorsen of Mukwonago, Troy Thorsen of Sullivan and Tanja Thorsen of Watertown; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister, Nordean Richards; sister-in-law, Audrey McCue; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kay McCue; and brother-inlaw, David Richards (who also died on Dec. 4, 2013).

The visitation for Thor will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at United Methodist Church, W110 Concord Center Drive, Sullivan, WI 53178. The burial will take place immediately after the service at Glenview Cemetery, Ixonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Fitzgerald, for the care and compassion he gave to Thor.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit