Eleanor B. (Bunkowski) Thronson
Eleanor B. (Bunkowski) Thronson, 95, of Great Falls, a retired teacher, artist, mother, grandmother and devoted Christian, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 of natural causes at a local hospital.
Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 4 pm to 7 pm at O’Connor Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10 am at St. John Lutheran Church, with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. O’Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Eleanor was born of German-Polish parentage on October 28, 1917 in Valley City, ND. She received a B.A. degree from Valley City State Teachers College and worked as a teacher in Great Falls for many years. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Eleanor was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, serving in many leadership roles in the congregation.
Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Penelope (Jan Davis) Thronson of Larkspur, CA, Debra Poitra and Joan (Jim) Roberson both of Great Falls; sons Robert P. (Carolynn) Thronson of San Antonio, TX and Ronald S. Thronson of Great Falls; sister Gerry Foss of Valley City, ND; 11 grandchildren , 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul R. Thronson, in 1986; and grandson Kevin Thronson.
Condolences may be left online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com.