Robert 'Bob' Thomsen
Robert “Bob” Thomsen, 92, of Wayne, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Services will be held Friday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Michael Buchhorn will offiicate. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church Roof Fund or donor’s choice.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Robert Heinrich Thomsen was born Dec. 14, 1926, on a farm south of Wakefield to Carl Heinrich and Alma Martha (Lueders) Thomsen. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural Wakefield on June 30, 1927, and confirmed March 17, 1940, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. He attended District #7 in Wayne County. He liked to tell people that when he got out of the eighth grade, he was 13 and had his own team of horses and farmed full time with his father and brothers until he got married. Robert married Mildred Cecelia Von Seggern Oct. 5, 1947 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson. They lived on the same farmstead south of Wakefield for 67 years, until a tornado destroyed it in 2014 and they moved to Wayne. He loved farming, his cows, and calves. He was a voting member at St. John’s in Wakefield and Grace Lutheran Church, holding various offices including Elder, Trustee, and Duo Club. He served on the school board at District #1, was treasurer of the rural telephone company and leader of two 4-H clubs. His greatest joy was watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in school and sporting events. He liked to tell stories and enjoyed his twice daily coffee gatherings in Wakefield and Wayne. Above all, he loved his wife and family.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Milly) Thomsen; their children, Doreen (Myron) Heinemann of Elkhorn, Alan “Al” (Julie) Thomsen of Wayne, Janeen (Keith) Berg of Syracuse, and Leslie “Les” Thomsen of Long Pine; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Morris, Marvin, Otto, Louis, and Elmer; and sisters, Mamie and Lizzie.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob and Milly’s granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Bob and Milly’s grandsons and great-grandsons.