Paul Tilford Thronson, 76, Portland, Ore.
It is with much sadness that we announce that Paul Tilford Thronson
passed away August 8 after a long illness.
Paul was a loving husband to wife Joan and stepfather to sons Karl and Cristopher Kelly, and
uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was born July 29, 1944 in
Austin to Minnie and Tilford Thronson.
He had a sister Joyce and brother Gary (all deceased).
Paul attended Kasson public schools and graduated from the University of Minnesota.
Paul’s family, mostly all farmers in Minnesota and Iowa, instilled in him a love of the land and farming and animals. He was curious and had a quick wit and was always willing to help others.
After retirement he volunteered for Meals on Wheels and in Knights of
Columbus in two parishes. He loved his dog Toby and cats, Snowflake
and Kitt. Paul was a solid worker, first at Cook Paint and then as a
ready mix driver for Cemstone in Minneapolis.
Paul and his wife moved to Oregon in search of a milder climate and to join family. There
will be no funeral at his request. Paul was a very kind and loving person who will be greatly missed.