William "Bill" Thorson

July 9, 1968April 9, 2021

William "Bill" Thorson, 52, of Marengo passed away April 9, 2021. He was born July 9, 1968 in Woodstock to Morry and Linda (Stanger) Thorson. Bill enjoyed spending time fishing in St. Germain, WI, where he made many friends. Time spent with family was important to him. He was a Bears and Cubs fan. He was an excellent grill master. Bill is survived by mother, Linda Thorson; the love of his life, Valerie Lockhart; his sister, Fran Moye; his niece, Kim (Jim) Raabe; his great-niece, Stephanie Raabe; his uncle, Jim (Terri) Stanger; his aunt, Helen Getzelman-Schultz; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Morry; and his brother-in-law, Gene Moye. Services are private. Online condolences may be made at


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Carol Piwonka

April 13, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Bill's entire family and especially to Val and to Fran Moye. I worked with Bill at Marengo Tool and Die for many years and we had many good times talking and kidding around. I will miss him.

Amanda Corbin

April 12, 2021

Thank you for touching my boyfriends life. You've passed on so much knowledge and taught him skills that will change his future. Sending all the love and positive thoughts to your family and close friends. Rest in paradise Bill 🙏

Rob & Cheryl Kischuk

April 11, 2021

We are so saddened to hear Bill is no longer with us. We cherish the memories shared and send our love. We are praying for comfort for all the family. You are in our thoughts. We love you!

Joel Andrews

April 11, 2021

Billy T you were always a great friend. I met Bill freshman year and we immediately became great friends as we shared the same interests. Basketball games at lunchtime. Softball leagues and golfing especially at Marengo Ridge. We camped we went to more concerts than I can remember. Always a great pool partner in league or anywhere we played. We went to Cubs Bears and Bulls games together. I will never forget the great memories of truly a great friend.

Amy Chavera

April 11, 2021

My condolences to the thorson family and to valerie, bill always treated me so good and with great respect, I will miss his humor and nature, my kids Anthony and marci really liked him too ,we will miss you rest in peace my friend.

Danny Busse

April 11, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to Bill’s entire family. Such a huge loss. May God be with you I’m so sorry for your loss Linda.

Don Koplin

April 11, 2021

My deepest sympathies to the family! This was shocking news to get, way too young. Spent many hours fishing Little St Germain with Bill and was there for the 44” musky that made it on the wall. RIP

John Rasmussen

April 11, 2021

My condolences and prayers to the family. Bill has been my best friend since the 5th grade. During our school years we were basically inseperable. I truly believe my dad thought of bill as his second son. Dad still asks about bill. I believe bill as well had great respect for my dad to as he always asked about him. I am very heart broken of his passing and he will be truly missed. RIP buddy

Jesus Gonzalez

April 11, 2021

So sorry for family's loss

Michael Markison

April 11, 2021

R.I.P. my friend deepest condolences to the family.