Sverre Thoresen

March 22, 1932 – July 15, 2013

Sverre Thoresen was welcomed into heaven Monday, July 15, 2013, at age 81. He was born in Raade, Norway, on March 22, 1932.

He was the beloved husband of Ellie (nee Frinken); dear father of Karen (Jeff) Braun, Erik (Patti) Thoresen and Jon Thoresen (fiancée Dianne Reuter); loving bestefar of Kiersten, Ellyn, Kayla, Jacob Sverre and Kaitlyn; brother of Hans (Aase) and Ragnar Thoresen of Norway; and brother-in-law of Beth Heaney. He is also loved by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A gathering will beheld from 1 p.m. until the 1 p.m.

service Sunday, July 28, at Cross of Life Lutheran Church, 20700 W. North Ave., Brookfield.

Sverre was a veteran and worked at International Harvester-Waukesha for 30 years. After retirement, he worked at Cross of Life Lutheran Church for many years. He was past president of Fosselyngen Lodge #82-Sons of Norway.

Memorials appreciated to the church or Fosselyngen Lodge Memorial Fund.

Krause Funeral Home of Brookfield, 432-8300, is serving the family. For more information, visit online at www.krausefuneralhome.com