Funeral services for Patricia Thorell, age 76 of Norfolk, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk.
Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Wausa, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.
Patricia died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Norfolk.
Patricia Ann Thorell was born in Bloomfield, Nebraska on February 1, 1938 to Bryan and Francis Downs. Patricia was baptized on September 27, 1942 at Star Congregational Church. Patricia Ann Downs and Roger M. Thorell were united in marriage on February 5, 1956, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Sharlene, Kevin, Michelle, and Michael. Patricia and Roger resided in rural Wausa, Nebraska, and were members of Thabor Lutheran Church. Patricia widowed in 1997 moved to Norfolk, Nebraska and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Patricia’s favorite activities were time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed social activities whether it was over a home cooked meal, visiting with a cup of coffee and dessert, attending women’s Bible study, or even playing cards with neighbors and friends. Patricia always had a wonderful sense of humor and laugh. Patricia died at the age 76 on July 23, 2014 in Norfolk.
Patricia is survived by her four children and their families: Vern and Sharlene Meakins, Kevin and Sandy Thorell, Dennis and Michelle Nelson, and Michael and Trish Thorell; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters.
Per family request, memorials may be directed to the Carson Cancer Center at Faith Regional Health Services or St. John's Lutheran Church, both in Norfolk.