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Hanover

Thor Thorsen, 84

Thor Thorsen peacefully passed away on March 25, 2021, of prostate cancer surrounded by loved ones.

Thor was the son of Olga and Tor Torsen and was on born Sept. 24, 1936. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School, Chicago, IL. He married Janet Struwe on January 25,1957, at St. Timothy Church in Chicago, IL. Together they raised five children. He worked at Parkway Gallery, Color Graphics, Quality Color, Woodbine Golf Course, and together in partnership with his son, Ken, they owned and operated the Accurate Professional Color Lab. Upon retirement, Thor enjoyed living simply off the land for 30 years. He was one of many individuals who helped in the formation of the Hanover Township Park District and then was a board member for eight years. As a trustee, Thor was an active member of the United Methodist Church. He was also active in the Hanover Lions’ Club and in getting the food pantry started in Hanover. He treasured the friendships he made and loved his community of Hanover.

Thor is survived by 5 children: Mike and (Jean) Thorsen of Park Ridge, IL; Ken and (Kim) Thorsen of Elizabeth, IL; Janet and (Ken) Carlson of Hawthorn Woods, IL; Mary and (Bob) Nolan of Hanover, IL; Karl and (Mindy)Thorsen of Elizabeth, IL; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren (with 2 more on the way) and 3 siblings: Karl Thorsen, Karen O’Grady, Andrew Thorsen. He is preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Tor Torsen; brother, Ole Thorsen and sisters: Cecilia Jachimowski and Elsa Abraytis.

Special thanks to Medical Associates and Dr. Crist; Freeport Hospice: Jeff, Jeannie, Amy; Pastor Rich of Hanover United Methodist Church.

A private family service is being planned with arrangements by Law Jones Funeral Home. Thor will be buried at Hanover Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Thor’s favorite organization Heifer International Organization through Hanover United Methodist Church or website: https://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/index.html

Mt. Carroll

Eunice G. Daggert, 98

Eunice G. Daggert, age 98, of Mt. Carroll, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Allure Nursing Home, in Mt. Carroll. A private funeral service will be held in her honor at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Mt. Carroll, on April 6, 2021, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Mt. Carroll.

Eunice was born September 14, 1922, in Clinton, WI, the daughter of Harold and Verna (Voltz) Best. She attended Clinton schools, graduating from Clinton High School. On June 1, 1941, Eunice married Sherman C. Daggert. The couple enjoyed 47 years of marriage before Sherman’s passing in 1989.

Eunice spent years working for Shimer College as a cook and server, while running the college grill on campus, and also at Oakville Golf Course. Her most important work, however, was that of a wife, mother, and grandmother. She valued her family more than anything in life and took great pride in caring for them in every way she could. Luckily for her family, this included her excellent baking! The delicious scent of fresh-baked bread and cinnamon rolls was commonplace in the Daggert household.

In her free time, Eunice truly loved reading her bible, attending church service, and listening to and even playing church hymns. She served as an organist at Trinity Lutheran. She also enjoyed needle point, and playing cards, especially Cribbage and 500, with her friends and family.

Eunice will be dearly missed by her son, Douglas (Marilyn) Daggert of Mt. Carroll, IL and Hot Springs Village, AR, daughter-in-law Dottie (Darrell) Daggert of Texarkana, AR; six grandchildren, Corey (Cory) of Freeport IL, Nikki (Eric) Yerly of Bryon IL, Chris (Karen) Daggert of North Port AL, Mark Daggert of Winston-Salem, NC, David (Bonnie) Bishop of Fort Collins CO, Kelly (Robin) Bishop of Texarkana AR; 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Verna; husband, Sherman; brother, Levere Best; and son, Darrell Daggert.

 

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