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Jeffrey Gorden Thorstad

Jeffrey Gorden Thorstad, born May 30, 1959 to Gorden and Betty Thorstad of Morris, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Mercy Hospital of Coon Rapids, at the age of 51. He graduated from Morris High School in 1977. He married Beverly Sue Mills on March 8, 1980 at Morris. They have 3 children, Thomas, Benjamin and Jennifer. Jeff worked at Stevens County Ambulance, Stevens County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota State Patrol, Blue Earth County Law Enforcement, began working as a Minnesota State Patrol dispatcher in 1987 and was currently working as a Minnesota State Patrol Radio Communications Supervisor.

He loved playing games with his family, watching football, never passed on a game of Horse and really enjoyed camping with his family.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife Sue of Coon Rapids, children Thomas (Moon) Thorstad of Laos, Benjamin (Kristie) Thorstad of Duluth, Jennifer Thorstad of Coon Rapids; brother, Gary (Sandy) Thorstad; sisters, Nancy Thorstad and Judy Thorstad all of Morris; father and mother-in-law, Boyd and Merlyn Mills of Durant Okla.; brother-in-law, Boyd Dee (Deb) Mills of Durant Okla.; and brother-in-law, Byron Wayne (Barb) Mills of Faulkton S.D.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gorden and Betty Thorstad; brother, John Thorstad; and grandparents, William and Jenny Bartell and Lawrence P. and Inga Thorstad.

Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Pathways Community Church, 6341 - 167th Ave. NW, Ramsey, MN. Private interment Summit Cemetery, Morris. Visitation also 5-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy. 65 NE, Fridley. Memorials to Beverly Thorstad.

Miller Funeral Home

Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300