By Forbes Funeral Home
Pauline Marie Thorson, 103, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at her daughter’s residence on
Monday, September 11, 2017. She was born February 17, 1914 in Manitowoc to Martin
and Josephine (DeGodt) Tollefson. Pauline was married to Tennis Thorson Sr. and he
preceded her in death in 1981.
During her life, Pauline was a telephone operator for Wisconsin Bell and was a member
of their Pioneer Phone Company Association. She was also a member of the United
Survivors include her daughter Jean Viste, Sturgeon Bay; a daughter-in- law, Irene
Thorson, Sturgeon Bay; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, a daughter-
in-law, a granddaughter, a brother and three sisters.
Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, at Forbes Funeral
Home, the Rev. David Leistra officiating. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Monday at
the funeral home until time of service.
Memorials may be given to Sunshine House in her name.