FAIRMONT - Funeral service for Ethel M. Thurovat, 86, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the Lakeview Funeral Home.
Ethel passed away Sunday night, Oct. 28, 2012, at Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center in Fairmont.
Ethel Mae Monsen was born Jan. 25, 1926, in St. James, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Gillot) Monsen. She grew up in St. James and graduated from St. James High School in 1944. After her schooling, she moved to California, then to Detroit, Mich. While in Detroit, she married Alexis Thurovat on Oct. 3, 1958. Ethel worked in the legal department of the Detroit Hospital. Alexis passed away on July 27, 1976, and Ethel moved to Fairmont in 1982.
She is survived by two sisters, Dona Johnson and her husband, Kermit, of St. James, Minn., and Beverly VanDusen of Watsonville, Calif.; special niece and nephew and caretakers, Todd and Patty Monsen; other nieces and nephews, Becky and Ken Goerndt, Joe and Nicole Monsen; as well as other nieces and nephews.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alexis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Anneta Monsen, Lyle and Arlene Monsen; and sister, Shirley Sawatzky.