Marjorie Thorne

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Marjorie Thorne, 97, Bismarck, passed away Sept. 20, 2021.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 1470 S Washington St., Bismarck.

Family will greet visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave., Bismarck.

Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Marjorie Mae Bohn was born June 14, 1924, on the family farm near Hurdsfield to Anton and Thora (Westvold) Bohn. She was baptized and confirmed in the Hurdsfield Lutheran Church.

She attended rural school and graduated from Hurdsfield High School in 1941. She worked for her brother-in-law Garel Evans, in Grand River, Iowa. She was also employed at the Federal War Price and Rationing Office in Fessenden.

She married Richard Thorne September 3, 1944, in the Bowdon Lutheran Church in Bowdon. They lived in Fessenden and Bowdon until moving to Bismarck in 1959. They owned the Thorne Confectionery in Bowdon before morning to Bismarck. She and Richard had two children: Margo and Larry.

Marge was employed at Bismarck State College for 22 years before retiring. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America since the age of 17.

She was an excellent cook and baker. Her family was treated to many caramel rolls, orange drop cookies and pies.

She loved to play cards and she was out to win. She taught each of her grandkids and great grandkids to play Gin 13, her favorite.

Marge will be terribly missed by her daughter, Margo (Gary) Dietz, Bismarck; son, Larry (Susan) Thorne, Billings, MT.; grandchildren, Marnie (Aronn) Crozier, West Wendover, NV, Ryan Dietz, Richard Thorne, Billings, MT., great-grandchildren, Kylee, Kelsey (Kody Zingg), and Konner Dietz, Cole Crozier, and Anthony Thorne; great great-grandchildren, Emmy and Vinny Zingg, Goddaughter, Julie Hart Schutte, and special niece, Denise Firnekas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; brothers, Wallace, Charles, Roy and Robert; sisters, Frances, Blanche, Carol, Dorothy and Florence; daughter-in-law, Sharon Thorne, grandson, Michael Thorne and Godson, David Fortney.

Grandma Marge, you truly were a gem!  Godspeed.


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