Julius Edward Thorp, age 92 Of North Branch and formerly of Forest Lake passed away on June 17, 2012.
He is preceded in death by wife, Doris in 2005; his parents, Carl and Marie and twelve brothers and sisters.
Ed is survived by seven children, Janet (Donald Naples) Thorp, Barbara (Raymond) Quigley, Richard (Margaret) Thorp, Lynn (Mark) Brunner, Valerie (Doug Gray) Thorp, Aletta (Steven Hansmann) Thorp and David (Connie) Thorp; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Warren Solem; and nieces and nephews.
He can be remembered as "Eddie the Carpenter" and for building many quality homes around the Forest Lake area.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM Thursday, June 21st at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Dr. SW, Forest Lake. The VFW Post 4210 and the American Leagion Post 225 will honor Julius with military ritual services beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday, June 21st.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 22nd at Salem Lutheran Church of Oxford, 26950 Furman St. NE, North Branch with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment with military honors by VFW and American Legion will be held in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
To Janet (my classmate) and sister Barb and all the younger siblings, so sorry for the loss of your father. I had not heard of the passing of your mother as my mother has been gone for 17 years and had kept me posted on the news in Forest Lake. All your good memories will sustain you in this time of grieving.
On behalf of the Forest Lake American Legion Post 225 we give thanks for Julius's military service to our nation.
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