Mrs. Mary E. Thuleen, age 73, of Kimball, formerly Annandale died Monday, July 19, 2004 at home.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004 at St. John`s Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. David Doppenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, French Lake Township, Wright County. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to services at the church. There will be a prayer service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mary Eleanor Thuleen was born February 17, 1931 in French Lake Township, Wright County to Emil A. and Hilma E. (Kopsala) Lantto. She married Roscoe `Rack` Thuleen August 18, 1951 in Cokato and he preceded her in death October 24, 1997. Mary founded and was former owner of Twin Star Specialty Advertising, Brooklyn Center. Mary lived in Brooklyn Center, Annandale, and Morrison, CO, before moving to Kimball a year ago. Mary was a member of St. John`s Lutheran Church, Annandale and the Eastern Star. Mary loved her family, friends, and business.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Janet (Tim) Rancour of Champlin; son, John of Kimball; sisters, Lorraine (Bob) Arndt of New Hope, Margaret Ricotta of Torrance, CA; and Faye (Ray) Cheek of Albemarle, NC; grandchildren, Christy (Jason) Skoglund and Ben Rancour; great grandchildren, Sydney and Joshua Skoglund. Her parents; husband; brother, Arlen; sister, Shirley; and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Ben Rancour, Christy Skoglund, Brad Hayes, Bruce Freiberg, Stan Lantto, and Bob Arndt. Music for the funeral provided by Orma Lou Jacobsma and Mark Nelson.