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  • ID: I7648
  • _UID: 8DC1D90CF8A84D0E956FD07D748745A9688B
  • Name: Russell Myren THUNE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 SEP 1922 in Smiley Township, Minnesota
  • Death: 9 OCT 2012 in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Note: Baptist Home
  • Burial: 12 OCT 2012 Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Note: ND Veterans Cemetery
  • Christening: 22 OCT 1922 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
  • Note: Sponsors: Mr/Mrs. Henry Snetting, Ida Lokken
  • CONF: 1936 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Note:

    Russell Thune, 90, Bismarck, passed away on October 9, 2012, at the Baptist Home.

    Services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, October 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Steve Sathre officiating. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Bismarck.

    Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm ? 8:00 pm Thursday, October 11, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

    Russell was born on September 29, 1922, in Hazel, MN, the son of Ole and Clara (Arneson) Thune. He grew up on the family farm near Hazel and attended the country school near his home. He enlisted in the Navy and served in China at the end of WWII. He and his son David had the privilege of going on a Freedom Flight in June of 2011 to Washington, DC, to see the WWII Memorial.

    He married Jane Levorson from Grygla, MN, on June 19, 1949.

    Russell worked the family farm until 1959 when he and Jane moved to Bismarck, where he began work with Brady Construction. He continued working for Alvin Brady for several years and built many homes in Bismarck, including his own. He was a great carpenter who had the ability to remodel and fix nearly anything. His children and friends have all benefit from his handy-work. He and Jane loved to travel and visit family and friends on a regular basis.

    He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, the Bismarck Eagles, Elks Club, the VFW and the American Legion.

    Russell is survived by his wife, Jane and seven children, Lynette (Marty) Pitzer, Darlene (Tim) Shea, Patricia (Dennis) Bosch, David (Beth) Thune, Peter Thune, Bruce Thune (special friend, Nancy Schmidt), and Kevin (Betty) Thune. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Michelle Pitzer, Brian Pitzer, Beth Feenern, Chip Shea, John Shea, Andy Shea, Kristin Hager, Craig Bosch, Kara Thune, Mike Thune, Bob Thune, Erica Thune, Joel Thune, Jared Thune and Marcus Thune; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Myrtle Thune, Thief River Falls, MN; and special friends, Ervin and Ramona Wanner.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; brother and two sisters.

    Condolences can be sent to 1214 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58501. Memorials can be given to Sons of Norway or Trinity Lutheran Church.
  • Change Date: 29 OCT 2012



    Father: Ole G. THUNE b: 10 SEP 1891 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    Mother: Clara Elaine ARNESON b: 3 OCT 1900 in Benson, Minnesota

    Marriage 1 Jane LEVORSON b: in Grygla, Minnesota
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