Curtis LeRoy Thorstenson

thorstenson(May 9, 1935 – April 15, 2017)
Curt was born May 9, 1935 in Battle Lake, MN and passed away on Sunday April 15, 2017. Curt was living in Bloomington, MN at the time of his passing.
Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, April 25 at the White Funeral Chapel in Burnsville, MN with visitation beginning one hour before the service. The funeral service will be followed by lunch and the interment will take place at Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights at 2 PM.
He is preceded in death by his parents Thore and Irene and his brother Arvid.
He is survived by his wife, Ardy; two sons, Scott (Tracy) and Robb (Cathy); brothers, Thore, Gary(Gerry), and Gordon (Pat); sisters Shirley Scott, Ruby Olson, Marion (Floyd) Haugen, and Carol (Daryle) Billberg; grandchildren Gavin, Bailey, Morgan, and McClain.
Curt served in the US Army and then went on to college at St. Cloud State where he received a teaching degree. He later went on to receive advanced degrees from Mankato State and the University of Minnesota. Following graduation he began his career as a teacher with the State of Minnesota and later as a school administrator at Anoka Technical College. He went on to become a director at Dakota County Technical College and was instrumental in developing the curriculum when the school was initially founded in 1972. During this period he also worked with Partners of the Americas as a consultant and a guest lecturer throughout South America as they worked to improve their educational system. He loved to travel and has been around the world with his family. His hobbies included golf, fishing, playing bingo, and reading. After Curt retired he was proud of his 12 years of service as a traveler assistant at the Minneapolis Airport and enjoyed his morning coffee with his friends and colleagues. He loved coaching his sons’ soccer and baseball teams and volunteered for many years as the soccer commissioner in Burnsville. He will be dearly missed.
White Funeral Home
Burnsville 952-894-5080

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