Maureen V. Thoreson, age 96, passed away on Thursday, July 18 at Brookdale Care Center in Mill Creek, WA. She was born June 30, 1923 in Jamestown, ND to George and Anna (Clemens) Schmuhl.

She graduated from Jamestown High School and Valley City, ND, State Teacher’s College. She also was a graduate student at Colorado State University for three summer sessions, followed by two summers at University of ND.

Maureen taught in North Dakota, Oregon and Washington schools for a total of 42 years. She and her husband lived in Bellingham for the past 48 years.

She met her husband, Hubert “Hub” Thoreson while both were teaching in Oregon in 1950. They were married in 1953 and have one son, Steven.

Maureen enjoyed quilting for charity in the winter in Bellingham, WA and playing golf in ladies league in Pelican Rapids, MN in the summer near their Lake Lida cottage. She also enjoyed cooking, and baking and most sporting events.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 65 years, Hubert “Hub” Thoreson; son Steven (Heidi) Thoreson; brother, Carroll (Opal) Schmuhl; sisters-in-law, Helen and Martha Schmuhl; brother-in-law, Vern (Beverly) Thoreson; step granddaughters, Nicole, Brandie and Katie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, George and Anna Schmuhl; sister, Florence; brothers, Harold and Wilbur.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s society or your local church.

Visitation: Friday, August 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN.  

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.  Clergy:  Pastor Scott Block

Interment: Pelican Valley Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

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