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James Thorstad

September 17, 1923 — March 29, 2020

James Glenn Thorstad, 96, widower of Peggy Thorstad passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Daisy Hill Senior Living Community. He was born on September 17, 1923 in Marion Township, Waushara County, Wisconsin to the late Clarence I. and Stella Simonson Thorstad. He was a 1941 graduate of Thorton Township High School in Harvey, IL and attended Loyola University, Chicago, IL. He began his career in 1941 as an accountant at Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. James served his country during WWII in the US Army stateside preparing troops for deployment from Oct. 1943 - April 1946. He held the rank of Staff Sergeant upon discharge. In 1953 he began working in the private sector and by 1967 owned his own accounting firm. In 1997 Peggy was tired of the drive between Illinois and Kentucky five or six times a year to be with their family, so they relocated to Versailles. When Peggy passed away in 2007, they had been married 62 years and 4 days. They were truly an exceptional couple. Their love for each other never diminished only grew stronger. People often commented on the fact that one could see the love when they looked at each other and when they walked together always holding hands. He often talked about her and how much he missed her.

James will be lovingly remembered by his children, Pat (Douglas) True, Versailles, Glenn (Pam) Thorstad, Lexington, grandchildren, Kevin True, Versailles, James (Kelly) True, Lancaster, Amber (Daniel) Hall, Lexington, great- grandchildren, Paige, Wyatt, Austin, and Garrett True.

Due to the current gathering restrictions, services will be private, and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Morris Holden Lutheran Church, N3388 State Road 152, Wautoma, WI 54982 or Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, 415 West Main Street, Madison, WI 53703-3116.

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