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OBIT: Lisa Thorson, 56, of Charles City

This news story was published on November 8, 2018.
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Lisa Thorson, 56, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City surrounded by her loving family.

A gathering of family and friends for Lisa Thorson will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Hauser Funeral Home.

Lisa Ann Gerk, the daughter of Robert and Florence (Kemmerick) Gerk, was born on August 9, 1962 in Charles City. She attended schools in Charles City and graduated in 1980. During high school, Lisa was very active in softball, competing at state a few times, and basketball. She also had the honor of being Homecoming Queen. Lisa was united in marriage to Karry Thorson on August 31, 1985 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City.

After high school, Lisa worked at Solvay Animal Health. She then proudly operated her in-home daycare for many years before returning to Solvay Animal Health when her children were older. Lisa enjoyed baking, sewing quilts, and hunting with her son Adam. She loved her time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lisa had many friends throughout her life and cherished each friendship she had and will be missed by many.

Living family members include her husband, Karry; sons: Drew (Lauren Hill) Thorson, Adam (Jess) Thorson, and Brodie Thorson; grandchildren: Mason and Hudson; siblings: Linda Refer, Dave Gerk, and Connie Conrad; mother, Florence Gerk; step mother-in-law, Maida Weigmann; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Gerk; mother and father-in-law, Don and Ruby Thorson; and sisters: Carol Krokowski and Janice Menning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Floyd County Cancer Friends.
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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