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Monday, February 8, 2021
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Thomas A. Townson, 76 of Devils Lake formerly of the Park River/Grafton ND area was found on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in rural Starkweather ND.
Thomas Allen Townson was born on April 7, 1944 in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, the son of Ephriam and Ceclia (Burchard) Townson. He was raised in Cumberland Mountains, TN. Tom moved to Park River, ND in 1961.
Thomas worked as a truck driver for Johnson Potatoes of Park River. He then went to work for Broder Construction and then worked in maintenance at the State School, both in Grafton, ND. Tom retired in 1990.
Thomas married Joy Luehring on April 4, 1998. They lived in Grand Forks before moving to Devils Lake in 2000. While Joy worked for Lake Chevrolet, Tom kept busy by chopping and selling firewood in the Lake Region.
Thomas is survived by his wife Joy, Devils Lake; sister Shirley Hart of Bismarck; step sister Mary Ann Lerud (Len Peterick), Grand Forks; sister-in-law Janice Townson (Andy Nupdal), Park River; brother-in-law Randy (Julie) Luehring, Grand Forks; two sons, Scott and Jeff and a daughter Bonnie from previous marriages; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl Townson and father-in-law and mother-in-law Wayne and Dorothy Luehring.
As Thomas’s family, our heartfelt thanks to all those who so diligently looked for Thomas and for your prayerful support over these past days. God Bless You.
Funeral Services for Tom will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND with Reverend Jim Paulson, Pastor of St. Olaf Lutheran Church officiating.