|Ernest Thune, 83|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Ernest Thune, 83, died on Friday, January 28, 2005 at his home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 1, at United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Phil Schmidt officiating. Casket bearers included Mark Thune, Neal Helle, Steve Helle, Dustin Hapka, Kaylon Helle and Harvey Helle Jr. Military honors were provided by Thief River Falls American Legion Ecklund-Holmstrom Post 117 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 279. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Ernest Gordon Thune was born March 3, 1921 on the family farm in Thief River Falls, the son of Emil and Gertrude (Kvall) Thune. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Church. He grew up and attended country schools and Lincoln High School. He served his country in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Montpelier.
On July 20, 1963, Ernest was united in marriage to Alice M. Helle in Thief River Falls. Ernest was owner/operator of the Hearing Aid Center in Thief River Falls.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls; and was a life member of Thief River Falls VFW, Eagles and American Legion. He enjoyed farming, horses, chinchillas, deer and loved all animals. He loved to travel, being outdoors and loved meeting and being with people.
Survivors include his wife, Alice of Thief River Falls; children, Virginia (Dan) Stensrud and Garry Ferman all of Thief River Falls and Jeffrey Thune of Prior Lake; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; Arlene Thune of Thief River Falls and brothers, Glen (Beverly) of Twin Valley, Donald (LaVonne) of St. Hilaire and Norris (Arlene) Thune of Thief River Falls; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Palmer Thune.