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Freida Thorson

FREIDA M. THORSON, age 101, of Greenwood, passed away under the care of Compassus Hospice at Riverside Assisted Living in Neillsville, on Monday, July 11, 2022, where she had been a resident for almost five years.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Fr. Emmanuel Famiyeh will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10am until time of service.

Freida Margaret Hemersbach was born on May 3, 1921 at St. Mary's Ridge near Norwalk, WI, the daughter of Frank and Katie (Herrick) Hemersbach.  She moved to the Greenwood area in 1932 with her family, and was raised on the family farm.  Freida attended St. Mary's Parochial School in Greenwood, graduating from the 8th grade.  She later did housekeeping for several families in the Greenwood area.  On November 15, 1941, she married Norman H. Thorson in Milwaukee.  They later separated.  Freida was a stay-at-home mom for many years.  In her later years, she worked for Pogo's Restaurant in Owen, Ken's Bakery in Owen and Thorp, and finally for Jack Jalling at Owen IGA Foodliner and Bakery, until retiring at the age of 72.

She was a wonderful cook and baker, hosting many family get-togethers.  Freida loved to visit with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Freida did some traveling with her friends in her retirement years.  She later moved in with her daughter Kathleen and son-in-law James Northup.  She made many new friends and did a lot of walking.  Freida lived with Kathleen and James until moving into Riverside Assisted Living in August 2017.

She is survived by her children: Karen (Larry) Dallman of Greenwood, Kenneth (Bev) Thorson of Eau Claire, Konrad (Sandy) Thorson of Stanley, Kathleen (James) Northup of Greenwood, Kevin (Sara) Thorson of Withee, Karol Cole (special friend Thomas Reetz) of Greenwood; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Pat Hemersbach of Tucson, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

Freida was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Melissa Cole in October of 1999; seven brothers and three sisters.

The world has been blessed to have this wonderful lady on it for 101 years, during which time she touched so many lives.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the loving and caring staff at Riverside Assisted Living in Neillsville, and to the wonderful care and support provided by Compassus Hospice.  We would also like to thank Cuddie Funeral Home for their help and assistance with Mom's arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.


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