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Richard A. Thorsen

Published September 18,2018

Obituary's Biography:

Richard A. Thorsen, 83, a resident of Vernon Hills, IL, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  Richard was born August 27, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Leif and Marie Thorsen.  Richard was a veteran of the Korean War having served for the Marines.  He was retired from Atlas Threaded Fasteners in Lincolnwood, as a Senior Tool Engineer after working for over 30 years.  Richard loved to play cards at the Mundelein Senior Center and was a “member” of the breakfast club that would meet at the Gurnee Bakers Square.  Richard is survived by his children Charlene Littles, Ruth (Bob) Peck, and Danny Thorsen, his grandchildren Tim (Jan) Reece, Dustin (Emily) Littles, Patrick Peck, Anna (Joe) Maliszewski, and Travis (Jenny) Thorsen, his great-grandchildren Trevor, Peyton, Nathan, Jacob, Ben,  Sam, Jake, and Mason, his brothers Leif (Betty) Thorsen Jr. and Ray (Pam) Thorsen Sr. and his loving companion Jean Cameron.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Eula Mae Thorsen, and his sons David and Joseph Thorsen.  A visitation and funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 on Friday September 21,  2018 from 9:00am until 11:00am with a funeral mass commencing at 11:00am.  Following a luncheon at church, interment will be held at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation PO Box 96648 Washington DC, 20090.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org or visit our facebook page.