Glenwood - Lynn Thomsen, age 69 died unexpectedly Saturday, September 6, 2008, at her home in Glenwood. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Pastor Randy Chrissis officiating. Inurnment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Lynn Kay Strong, daughter of Dale and Thelma (Cumming) Strong, was born on July 18, 1939 in Wheaton, Minnesota. She grew up in Glenwood, MN, attended Glenwood Lutheran Church and graduated from Glenwood High School. Lynn was employed at Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood for 17 years. She was active at Glenwood Lutheran Church, serving on a cluster, singing in the senior choir, teaching Sunday school, serving on the altar guild and helping with lutefisk and meatball suppers. In the past Lynn was a Girl Scout leader and served on the hospital board. Currently, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her hobbies included bowling, playing cards with her card club on Thursdays, the Birthday Club, sewing and altering clothes, playing piano, camping and reading. Lynn will be remembered as an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother that enjoyed spending time with her children and their families.
Lynn is survived by her daughters, Vicki Thomsen of Glenwood, MN, Joyce, and husband, Scott McGillivray of Kandiyohi, MN, and Jackie Johnson of Alexandria, MN; 7 grandchildren, Crystal Thomsen and Megan Thomsen, both of Glenwood, Joshua, and wife, Mandi McGillivray, Ian McGillivray, and David Vernoy all of Willmar, April McGillivray of Kandiyohi, and Emily Johnson of New York; 8 great-grandchildren, Masie and Bradley Jordan, Logan, Ellie and Aftyn McGillivray, Britney, Colter and Marion White; sister, Judie Bouta of Hawaii; and a brother, Jerry Strong of Plymouth, MN; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Thelma Strong; her brother, Darryl; a grandson, Adam Thomsen; and a granddaughter, Shelly Garberich.