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Thunhorst, Richard Dean 1950-2005


Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 12/18/2020 at 16:28:40

The Dickinson County News, Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Richard Dean Thunhorst May 19,1950 -Dec. 10, 2005 Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at First Lutheran Church in Milford for Richard Dean Thunhorst, 55, who passed away on Dec. 10, 2005 at his home in Spirit Lake. Rev. Robert Vaage officiated. A private burial will be at a later date.

Richard Dean Thunhorst was born on May 19, 1950 in Le Mars, the son of Robert C. and Barbara J. (Raber) Thunhorst. After graduating from Primghar High School in 1968 he entered the United States Navy. He served in two Vietnam tours as a radio-man on a minesweeper and on the harbor defense team on Guam from 1968-1972. He graduated with a Business Degree from, ILCC in Estherville in 1974. On Sept. 20, 1980, he married Mary Potter in Spirit Lake. They were blessed with two children, Trent and Jenna.

Richard worked with Growmark, Inc. for 21 years and then with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3388 in Estherville, Timpe Legion Post in Spirit Lake, and a charter member of the Primghar J.C.s. Richard was very proud of his children. Trent followed in his footsteps and joined the Navy after graduating from ILCC and Jenna is a freshman at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Richard had a passion for camp life, vacationing with his family as well as joining the boy scouts on three trips to the Boundary Waters. He enjoyed football, NASCAR racing, and military, history.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary; children, Trent and Jenna; his mother, Barbara Thunhorst of Primghar; a sister, Becky, and her husband, Bob Vander Tuig. Spencer; brothers, Bob Thunhorst and his wife Heidi of Iowa City and Trace Thunhorst. of Ames; his mother-in-law, Dora Brix of Spirit Lake; sisters-in-law Jaymee Rickman and her husband Tim, LaDonna Potter and. Curtis Seals of Milford; nephews, Tyler. -and Kyle Vanderburgh, Gus Thunhorst, Ethan and Wyatt Rickman, Douglas Burtch, Joshua Seals, nieces Angie Edington and husband Jay Janelle Larson and husband Derek; one grandniece and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Thunhorst,

Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


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