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Valerie Thoreson 1963-2008

Apr 3, 2008

RUTHVEN — Funeral service for Valerie Lea Thoreson of Waterloo is Thursday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Valerie Thoreson died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Manor Care in Waterloo. She was 45.

Valerie Lea Thoreson was born Jan. 7, 1963, in Spencer, the daughter of Wanda (Thoreson) Mills. She attended Ruthven Community School.

On April 27, 1980, Val was involved in a devastating motorcycle accident which left her paralyzed from the chest down. She spent eight years at the Emmetsburg Care Center and from there she went to live in Waterloo.

Surviving are her mother, Wanda Mills and her husband, Richard, of Spencer; a brother, Justin and Dawn Thoreson of Granite Falls, WA; niece and nephew, Justin II and Joselyn Thoreson, and many cousins.

Condolences online at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com