RAYMOND LEE THYMIAN
RAYMOND LEE THYMIAN
The funeral for Raymond Lee Thymian, of Morris will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Morris, with Reverend Carlton Andersen officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be at the Summit Cemetery, Morris.
Raymond Lee Thymian, son of William and Minnie (Math) Thymian, was born November 14, 1933 on the family farm in Wilkin County, near Rothsay, Minnesota, where he grew up and attended school. After his schooling, Ray worked on the family farm until the age of 21, when he moved to Fargo, North Dakota and worked as a roofer. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Teterud on November 26, 1954 at Hammer Lutheran Church in Rothsay. The couple moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota and in 1955 Ray began working for General Appliance & T.V., thus beginning his appliance interest. In 1961, Ray got a call from Jerry McGinnis, who was looking for a repairman. The couple moved to Morris, where Ray worked for McGinnis Appliance until 1974, when he purchased the business from Jerry. Ray continued to work in the business with his sons, Greg and Randy, until his spinal cord accident in April of 2009.
Ray was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. He enjoyed to fish, deer hunt and ride 4-wheelers. In recent years, He and Marilyn enjoyed spending winters in Texas and summer months at Mill Lake near Alexandria, Minnesota. Ray enjoyed playing a good game of cards and loved to spend time with his family. He will be remembered for his innovative mind, as Ray was always thinking of how to fix or make something easier.
Ray died on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the West Wind Village in Morris, after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn, Morris; three sons, Greg (Julie) Thymian, Morris, Brian (Melonie) Thymian, Brooklyn Center and Randy (Suzy) Thymian, Morris; six grandchildren: Jason (Louise) Thymian, Jacklyn Thymian, Dustin Thymian (friend: Kellie Fitzgerald), Tiffany (Scott) Tolifson, Lacey Thymian and Matthew Thymian; five great-grandchildren: Kaleesa, Kaasandra and Samuel Thymian and Tate and Taelyn Tolifson; one brother, Robert (Evelyn) Thymian, Laramie, WY; four sisters, Luella Hendrichs, Billings, MT, Esther (Jim) Brooks, Olathe, KS, Betty (Dave) Alder, Maple Valley, WA and Donna (Dave) Taylor, Bonney Lake, WA. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marilyn Rogers and an infant brother Rodean.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be given to the Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.pedersenfh.com.