William J. “Pop” Thorne, 88, passed away
He previously resided in Haubstadt for 38 years. He retired from James Trucking in Francisco.
“Pop” was of the Protestant faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.
“Pop” is survived by four daughters, Mary Williams, Faye (Robert) Luty, Charlotte Bowling all of Chandler, Carol (Everett) Johnson of Henderson, Ky.; five sons, William H. Thorne of Boonville, Rick (Janet) Thorne of Elberfeld, Robert (Patty) Thorne of Francisco, Earl (Terry) Thorne and Jimmy Thorne all of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Moline Bennett of Hazel, Ky.; one former son-in-law, Ed Keil of Haubstadt; 37 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pernie Mae in 2000; three grandchildren, Robert Thorne, Jr. Carrie and Jessica Ridley; and a former son-in-law, George Ridley, Sr.
Funeral services will be
Visitation was on Monday at Wade Funeral Home and from until service time Tuesday. Entombment will follow
in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in