Clarence A. Throndson

clarence throndson
Clarence A. Throndson, age 89, of New Hampton, IA died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton. Clarence Anthony Throndson was born October 22, 1921 to Thrond and Bertha (Ehert) Throndson in Lawler, Iowa. Clarence attended country school near Lawler. He then worked as a hired man for Lawler area farmers. Clarence was united in marriage to Rita Weigel on August 9, 1943 at St. Patricks Church in Jerico. He was a mechanic for Howell Motors in New Hampton from 1948 to 1952. The couple resided in the Lawler area until they moved to New Hampton. He went to work for Mikkelson Motors in New Hampton from 1952 to 1975 and then Duane Auto Repair until his retirement in 1986. Clarence loved mechanical work, mowing lawns, drives in the country and he dearly loved his family. He was a member of St. Josephs Center Holy Family Parish. Clarence is survived by son Joseph (Lea) Throndson of New Hampton; son-in-law Dennis Teske of Rochester, MN; grandchildren Missy (Ralph) Reicks, Terri Throndson, Aaron Teske, Troy (Jennifer) Teske and Jeni (Adam) Holmvig; great grandchildren Trevor (Kadi) Reicks, Trenton (Haillie) Reicks, Elliot Reicks, Chloe Reicks, Shelby Reicks, Elijah Reicks, Alex and Logan Burke, Tyler Carlson, Danika Teske, Hailey Teske, Ella Holmvig and Mason Teske; great great grandchildren Tucker Reicks and Aubrey Reicks; brothers Irvin (Florence) Throndson of New Hampton; and sisters, Bernice Cutsforth, Ardis King and Helen (Jack) Whalen all of Lawler. He is preceded in death by his parents Thrond and Bertha Throndson; wife Rita on September 9, 2010; daughter Sharon Teske on March 11, 2010; and brothers Bob and Harlan Throndson. Cemetery: Buriall will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton, Iowa with Aaron Teske, Troy Teske, Adam Holmvig, Trevor Reicks, Trenton Reicks and Elliot Reicks serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 4:00-7:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton with a Rosary at 4:30pm and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Holy Family Parish - St. Josephs Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. Joe, Lea and family. We wish to extend our sympathy with the loss of Clarence. He and Rita were always pleasant to visit with. May the memories of them by with you for a long time. Geri and Lloyd Oltrogge

  2. Missy, Ralph and Family…..So sorry to hear of the death of your Grandpa Throndson. He was a gentle and interesting man. I always enjoyed talking to both of them. Now they are reunited once again. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy and Tim

  3. Were are so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Clarence. We have so many fond memories of him and Aunt Rita at family functions when growing up and in later years. They are once again united in God’s Kingdom. No more suffering only happiness for them now. Keep all the memories of both of them close to your heart. I will always love them both.


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  5. Joe, Lea and Family: Please accept our deepest sympathies at Clarence’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Deanna Anderson and Mary E. (Weigel) Anderson

  6. Joe, Lea and family: Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. I have some very fond memories of Clarence when my family came up to visit from Waterloo. He was a great guy who loved to laugh and cared very much about his family. I will really miss both Clarence and Rita. They were clearly devoted to each other. Clarence, rest in peace.

  7. Joe, Lea and family. We offer our thoughts and prayers to all family members and will keep you in our thoughts.
    Mary Jane Leach & Joe and Marie Ferrie

  8. Joe, Lea, Missy, Terri, and families:
    You have our sympthay for the loss of Clarence. We were thankful to have Rita and Clarence as our neighbors for so many years-they always kept an keen eye on our neighborhood. They are now reunited and watching all of us from above. Keep their memories close to your hearts. We will keep you in our prayers.

  9. Just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy on your loss of Clarence. He and Rita were wonderful people and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Missy, Ralph, and family- Our deepest sympathy to you all at this time of loss. Clarence and Rita were so lucky to have you in their lives. I know how much you loved them, and I also know how much you will miss them. May your many memories of them be a blessing in your lives now.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never easy at any age, we both know that from our own experiences. Hold all your memories close to your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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