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Rosita "Seedy" K. Thorson

September 11, 1930 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Rosita (Seedy) K. Thorson, 91, Wausau, died Saturday, July 30, 2022 surrounded by family, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at her home.

She was born September 11, 1930 in Marshfield, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Zintehafer) Hager.  Rosita attended grade school at Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Marshfield High School in 1948.  On January 12, 1952 she married the love her life, Roy Thorson Jr. in Marshfield and he preceded her in death on December 20, 2020 after almost 69 years together.

Rosita worked for the St. Matthew School Lunch Program for many years until she lost her sight.  In her younger years she lived near Wildwood Park, Marshfield where she enjoyed and was very good at roller skating.  More recently, she loved gardening, especially flowers, traveling, knitting afghans, sweaters and creating unique ornaments. She loved people and wanted to see everyone exist peacefully together.

Survivors include her children, Terri Marie (finance Nick Pellicano), Sedona, AZ, Lee Ann (Pat) Yunke, Verona, WI, Jody (Tom) Kratwell, Rib Mountain, Pat Thorson, Incline Village, NV, Mike Thorson, Wausau and John (Lisa) Thorson, Wausau; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Jim) Niemiec, Jeremy (Megan) Kratwell, Jamie Potter, Mary Kratwell, Jeff (Amanda) Yunke, Sara (Paul) Hanschke and Cory Thorson; 14 great-grandchildren, Adrianna,  Jack, Owen, Henry, George, London, Morgan, Ryleigh, Regan, Rory, Grace, Evan, Lily and Rory, brothers, Herb Hager and Don (Maryellen) Hager; sisters-in-law, Bev Schirpke, Muriel Thorson, and Lynn (Butch) Kuchenbeiser; brother-in-law, Ken (Nancy) Thorson.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ray (Marie) and George Hager and sisters, Marie (Jim) Stueber and Ruth (Floyd) DeGraffenried and sister-in-law, Anita Hager, sister-in-laws, Peggy (Don) Denk, Gloria (John) Bast, Twyla (Jerry) Kroening, Bernie (Ralph) Anderson, brothers-in-law, Larry (Carol) Thorson, Andy Schirpke.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2022 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Robert Thorn will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the kind, compassionate care given to Rosita.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St Matthew Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at


August 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
August 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church (Wausau)


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