George Walter Thoren

George Walter Thoren, age 66, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his home. He was born March 1, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Walter and Stella (nee Drakos) Thoren. An avid car enthusiast, George was an amateur race car driver and member of the Sports Car Club of America. He loved animals and was very proud of his sons and the mother of his children, Sarah. George is survived by his sons, Dylan of Mundelein, Chris of Chicago, and Ian of Vernon Hills; his siblings, Cathy (Godfrey) Tschiltsch of California, Bruce of California, and Gus of California; and many nieces and nephews. George is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Antony. Friends of the family may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2016 to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Funeral services will commence at 1:00 p.m., immediately following the visitation, also at Strang Funeral Chapel. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

2 Responses to George Walter Thoren

  • Mark Cerkvenik says:

    I will miss our weekly phone calls but will remember him whenever I hear Bob Dylan. My fondest memories of George was going to see Bob Dylan a few years ago with he and Ian.

  • Sandy (Wilkinson) Warren says:

    Dear Dylan and family,
    George & Clarice and Garry & I were all friends and worked together at Abraxas in Pennsylvania. I remember when you were born, Dylan. Garry passed away in 1993 and maybe he and George are betting on the ponies now, if they have horse-racing in Heaven. I kept in occasional touch with George over the years and knew that his health was declining. Clarice taught me how to shoot pool at the Bucktail Hotel & Bar. Great memories!! I am very sorry for your loss. George will be missed! Sincerely, Sandy (Wilkinson) Warren

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