Soren J. Thomsen

Soren J. Thomsen, the son of Chris and Inger (Jensen) Thomsen, was born  on Feb. 16,  1921, in Bostwick. He died on July 19, 2017, at Brodstone  Memorial Hospital in Superior,  at the age of 96 years, five  months and three days.
Soren attended rural Pleasant  Ridge School and graduated  from Superior High School. He was a member of Salem  Lutheran Church since 1965.  He  was baptized and confirmed  at Bethal Lutheran Church.   He entered the United States 3rd  Air Force on Sept. 30, 1942, serving during WWII  as  an  aircraft mechanic.  He  was  honorably discharged on Oct. 31, 1945.
He  was  united  in  marriage  to  Grace  Keith  on  Nov.  25,  1943,  at  Lincoln. This union was blessed with two children, Linda  and  Burton.  She  preceded  him  in  death  on Feb.  19,  1995.  Soren  married  Rosemarie  “Rhea”  Brown  Kulek  on Jan.  5,  1996.
Soren farmed  for 41  years  before retiring.
His hobbies included wood  working,  reading, playing  cards and was a master  gardener. He liked to tell jokes and talk, especially with  his  coffee  buddies.  He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood, Elks, American Legion and Salem  Lutheran  Church.
He was preceded in  death  by his parents; wife, Grace;  brothers, Ervin, Carl and Esra; and sisters, Carla, Marie and Jean.
He is  survived by his wife, Rhea, of Superior; daughter,  Linda (Lee) Daniels  of
Leawood, Kans; and son, Dr. Burton of Hampton; four grandchildren: Jonathan Thomsen, Kerri Thomsen Engelbart, Brian (Jacy) Daniels and Sara (Daniel) Gardner; six great-grandchildren;  siblings,  Naomi of Duluth, Minn., and  Anna of Green Bay, Wis.; stepsisters -in-law  Melba Lynch and JoAnnette Kubicek;  stepsons, Tom (Teresa), Steve (Peg)  and Dave Kulek; step-daughter  Jeanette Bates; 10 step-grandchildren; and 16 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews other  relatives  and a host of friends.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 4 p.m.  at  the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Superior, with Pastor Kathryn Bates officiating. Music was congregational  hymns,  “The  Strife  Is  O’er,”  “In  The  Garden”  and  “This  Is My Father’s World,” with  Sonia Schmidt as the organist.
Visitation was held on Friday from 5-7 p.m.
Pallbearers were Brian  Daniels, Daniel Gardner, Tom  Kulek, Steven Kulek, David  Kulek and Jon Thomsen. Honorary pallbearers were John  Miller, Neil Thomsen, Ron  Thomsen, Sara Gardner and  Kerri Engelbart.
Interment with military honors was in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery at rural Superior.
Memorials are suggested  to go to Salem Lutheran Church  or Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
Condolences   may  be  sent  to  Megrue-Price  Funeral  Home,  750  N.  Commercial, Superior,  NE 68978,  or www.pricefuneralhomes.com.

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