Deloris “Dee” Thorstad, of Alexandria, formerly of Granite Falls, died Monday, December 19, 2022 at Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria at the age of 85.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, MN.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 26, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home in Granite Falls. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements are with Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home of Granite Falls. www.andersontebeest.com
Deloris “Dee” Thorstad was born June 24th, 1937, in Canby, Minnesota to Lorence and Marie Hacker. Deloris graduated from Canby High School and went on to earn her teaching degree at Winona State University. She married Roger Thorstad on June 9th, 1962, at Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Dee taught second grade in Granite Falls until having children of her own. She continued to substitute teach and also taught Sunday School for many years.
Dee was adored by all who were blessed to know her. You couldn’t help but love her gentle nature and admire her quiet strength. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease over 20 years ago, Dee never once complained or felt sorry for herself. She always chose to see the good in life and the people around her. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dee loved to watch the Vikings with her family and also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents Lorence and Marie Hacker.
Dee is survived by her three children, Brad (Dawn) Thorstad, Kurt (Sheri) Thorstad and Lynn (Jeff) Bengtson, grandsons Jett & Jaden Thorstad, Austin & Logan Thorstad, step grandchildren Jenna (Dustin) Neuberger, Lucas (Kristine) Bengtson, Landon Bengtson, great grandchildren Brycen & Braelynn Bengtson and Nash & Navy Neuberger.