Irvin P. Throndson

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Irvin P. Throndson, age 87, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Irvin (Irv) Parnell Throndson, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, Iowa surrounded by his loving family. Irv was born October 14, 1924, to Bertha (Ehret) and Thrond Throndson at home in Lawler, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Florence Schwickerath on November 20, 1947 at St Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple resided in New Hampton all of their married life. They enjoyed traveling together, visiting their children, and welcoming guests into their home. Irv loved spending time with his family, playing cards, woodworking, and raising and training horses. He was a mentor to many and believed that his life should be measured, in large part, by the success of those he mentored, including his children. Irv was a successful local businessman in his own right. He established Irv's DX in 1960 at the corner of Linn and Main (where First Citizen’s Bank is now located). In 1967 he purchased the Texaco station across the street from Irv's DX and established Throndson Oil Company. Irv operated the company until his retirement in 1986. However, he continued to serve customers well past his official retirement date. Irv was a member of the Good Shepherd Cluster - Holy Family Parish. He belonged to The Catholic Order of Foresters and served as a New Hampton volunteer firefighter. Irv is survived by his children Lynn (Jane) Throndson of New Hampton, Larry (Darlene) Throndson of New Hampton, Chris Throndson of Fredericksburg, Allen Throndson of Riverdale, UT, Shirley (Ed) Hoffman of Ionia, Betty Throndson (Judy Bachman) of Phoenix, AZ, Tim (Joann) Throndson of Raleigh, NC, Paul (Linda) Throndson of Youngsville, LA, Annette (Bill) Webb of Hampton, VA, Theresa Williams of Waco, TX, Pamela (Jeff) Novotny of Shell Rock, Angela (Gerard) Glaser of New Hampton, Jennifer (Rodney) Knutson of New Hampton; his sisters Bernice Cutsforth of Fredericksburg, Ardes King of Lawler, Helen (Jack) Whalen of Lawler; sister-in-law Lou Ann Throndson of Lawler; his 38 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents; his wife of 63 years; daughter, Julie; son, Michael; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Danielle, Justin, Katie and Cora; brothers Clarence, Bob and Harlan; and sister Caroline in infancy. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Holy Family Parish Endowment Fund. Visitation will be on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at St. Joseph’s Center in the gathering space, with a rosary at 4:30 pm and a scriptural wake service at 8:00pm. Visitation will continue at the gathering space one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton.

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  1. Our sincere condolences to all the Throndson family…What fun it was to shake a lawn rake or broom at Irv when he was at the counter waving to me! Never could entice him to help!! I know he will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss. Dale, Linda and Cassandra Tiemessen and Pearl Chu

  3. Praying…..Dear Lord, Hold this family in the palm of your hand and give them comfort there. Sorry for your loss.

  4. To the whole Throndson family,so sorry Irvin P has passed. Now he will be with some of his family in heaven and what fun they will have! My prayers are with you.

  5. I would like to thank Irvin for everything he helped me with and all the good times we had. I don’t think I ever went back to Cedar Falls to visit my parents without going to New Hampton to look him up. He raised a great family. Hi to all, even though were probably to young to remember me, I rember most.

  6. My first thought when I heard Irv passed away was that I’m sure my dad, Julian Sabelka, was at the Pearly Gates to meet Irv. Dad enjoyed a great business relationship with Irv and the boys for many, many year. We knew he had great respect for Irv. Take comfort in knowing that Irv and Florence are together again. Our sympathy to your family.

  7. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of the Throndson family. Your family is such a special witness of the love of God to everyone who knows you. I can’t begin to imagine the joy and celebration as Irv entered his heavenly home to be joined with his beautiful wife, Florence.

  8. Our deepset sympathy to you all. I know you all know this already but..what a wonderful example you all had for a dad!! What a wonderful, caring,etc. man he was! Now he is back with your wonderful mom and family!! May you all find comfort in all the memories you have–share those often and he will never be too far away!! May God hold you all very close through all of this- Take care and God bless you all!

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family during this time of loss.
    Lacy, Chris, Gene & Ella Carolan

  10. So sorry to hear about Your Dad’s passing. I know he is glad to be back with the rest of his family in heaven.

  11. To the family….What a good one we have lost here on earth but heaven is rejoicing! He was one of the finest examples of a solid family man, working man, christian example that I can think of that I have ever known. Hopefully you will take comfort in that and your memories.
    Peace to you all.

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many people.Please take comfort in the many memories you have.

  13. “Be not afraid. I go before you always. Come follow me, and I will give you rest.” ~ Refrain from my favorite Hymn
    May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time!! Sending loving thoughts and prayers to ALL! With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy, Roberta and family

  14. Dear Throndsons,

    Irv Throndson was always smiling and sharing and accepting. It was a warm house and visit for, Jack, Steven, and Matthew on trips from Texas. He supported everyone in a positive good way.

    Mr. Throndson and I enjoyed going to the Amish Hardware store and to the Amish truck farmer to get vegetables. He was a fine man and we looked to him for assurance. He will always dwell in our heart.

  15. Extending our deepest sympathy on your loss of Irv, he was very special and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  16. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Irv was a kind, hard working man, strong in his faith and wonderful dad and grandfather. He was highly respected by many. To you Auggie, we know how fond you were of your grandpa. Cherish your many memories. Take care.

  17. Throndson family, what a wonderful man to have raised you all. He always had a smile , a helping hand, and love for his family and community. You are in our thoughts and prayers. F
    Kris, Jen, Rachel, Matt

  18. To the Throndson Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this trying time. May you all find peace in the days ahead. Take care!!! Carrie

  19. We are sorry for the loss of your father. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Sympathies with thoughts and prayers.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Throndson Family ~ Irv was always so kind and had a friendly hello to anyone he knew.
    Cherish your many memories and rejoice that Irv is joining Florence and the rest of the family members that have gone before him!
    Keeping you in our prayers.

  21. To all the Throndson family, you have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. God Bless you all.

  22. We offer our sympathies to all of you at this difficult time. You obviously had a wonderful role model. Sorry we are out of town and unable to make the wake. Thinking of you. Dave and Barb Boeding

  23. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Throndson family. Irv will be sadly missed but cherish all of the memories you have shared. Sorry we missed the services but we had been out of town all week. Irv is now in his Heavenly home with Florence. May he rest in peace.

  24. Betty and the Throndson Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have very fond memories of the times spent in New Hampton with your family.

  25. Dear Betty and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tim Spence, Phoenix, AZ

  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Irv & Flo welcomed us into their home and made us feel like family. They will always have a special place in our hearts. We miss them both.

  27. Irvin and his family welcomed me in the summer of 1985 and 1986 as an exchange student from Italy. I learned how to ride horses and loved looking at the stars from their house. I also cherish the memory of Irvin’s wife who used to make the best apple pies I have ever had. I am now an American citizen leaving in California and I want to thank the Throndson’s family for having been part of my journey!

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