He was a life-long wheat and cattle rancher in the Leahy Jct./Delrio area.
He married Elsie (Shine) Vantie Gehrke on February 24, 1945.
They had six children: Rosanna Spooner, Linda Williams, Colleen Thoren, Randy Thoren, Marcia Thoren and Karen Gilbert.
Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Anna Thoren; his wife, Shine; a sister, Viola Jess, and a daughter, Karen Gilbert.
A memorial/ potluck/reunion will be held at the ranch in the late spring.
He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.