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David Thoen 03/03/2012

David A. Thoen age 64 of Ellsworth and formerly of River Falls died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.  David was born the son of George and Agnes (Schorn) Thoen on February 15, 1948 in River Falls.  He graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1966.  On November 27, 1968 he was married to Mary Baker.  Mary lost her battle with cancer in 2008.  He served in the Army from 1968 – 1970.  David worked nearly 24 years for what is now GEA Process Engineering Inc. in Hudson, retiring in 2011.  On October 23, 2010 David was married to Karen Kibler.  He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards and making people laugh.  He spent many summers with the River Falls Park and Rec Program managing and playing in softball and volleyball leagues.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Agnes Thoen; wife, Mary Thoen; and siblings, Ron Thoen, Darwin Thoen, Sharon (Merle) Foss, Gwen Looman, and Janet Rovney.  David is survived by his wife, Karen Thoen; children, Jonathan Thoen, Jennifer (Jeremiah) Pinski, and Jessica Thoen; grandchildren, Kylie and Grant Kohl; siblings, George (Tootie) Thoen, Thomas (Barb) Thoen, Mike Thoen, Diane Miller, and Lee Ann (Donald) Sorenson; sister-in-law, Cecile Thoen; brother-in-law, Del Looman; step-children, Bonnie (Ron) Helstern and Justin (Angelica) Kibler; close friends Dennis (Patricia) Blevins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A Memorial Gathering was held on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 4-8 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls with a memory sharing service at 5 pm followed by military honors.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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