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Carrol Robert Thurn

of Buffalo, MN

August 15, 1936 – June 29, 2023

Private funeral Ashely Lutheran Cemetery

Carrol Robert Thurn, age 86, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2023 in Buffalo, MN.

Carrol was born on August 15, 1936 in Ashley, ND to August and Carolina (Kempf) Thurn. He grew up in Ashley, ND with one older brother and one older sister. He met his wife, Beverly (Klipfel) Thurn at a local town dance and a few years later Carrol and Beverly were married on September 16, 1956 in Ashley, ND.

Carrol graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND on January 31, 1959 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Science. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, Medical Core from 1959 to 1965.

He became an accomplished furniture maker during his retirement. He completed over 20 wood projects, each one custom-made according to the detailed and loving specifications of his wife.

Carrol and Beverly enjoyed a lifetime of talking walks together, with almost a daily routine of taking a walk around the neighborhood. They were an inseparable couple doing almost everything together.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wilburt Thurn and sister Irva (Thurn) Sederstrom.

He was survived by his beloved wife, Beverly only 4 days after until she passed on July 3, 2023.

He is survived by his sons Tim and Paul and four loving grandchildren.

Carrol’s wishes were to be buried in a private ceremony next to his wife in the Ashley Lutheran Cemetery near Ashley, ND.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Carrol.

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