Darrel Allen Thorson, 71, of Stanchfield, formerly of St. Paul passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the second of seven boys to Clifford and Fern (Stewart) Thorson. Darrel grew up in St. Paul, graduating from Johnson High School in 1967. In June 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in California and Hawaii during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in February 1974.
Darrel was united in marriage to Linda Peloquin on June 25, 1972 in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul and raised two children Tami and Todd.
Darrel worked at Whirlpool and later Anchor Paper from which he retired in June 2015. More recently he moved to Stanchfield to be near his daughter.
He enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage and bingo, fishing, and going to the horse track at Canterbury Park. He thoroughly enjoyed attending his granddaughter’s horse show competitions.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Darrel is survived by his daughter Tami (Jason) Stevens of Stanchfield, son Todd Thorson of Moundsview, three granddaughters Megan Thorson, Malli and Kaili Stevens, six brothers Dale of St. Paul, Clifford (Peggy) of St. Paul, Ron (Denise) of Circle Pines, Ray (Vickie) of McGregor, Roger (Tammy) of Lexington, Lee (Ann) of Cambridge, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Gathering will be held from 6-8PM, Monday, November 2, 2020 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
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