Howard J. Thomsen
HOWARD — Howard J. Thomsen, 88, of Howard passed away June 14, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born March 3, 1920, in Moline, Iowa, to the late Frithjof and Johanna Thomsen. Howard was a life member of Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Mich., longtime member of The Old Club on Harsens Island, Mich., member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and a graduate of University of Iowa with a B.S.M.E.
He is survived by his son, Howard J. Thomsen Jr. of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; one daughter, Joyce Thomsen of Howard and fiancé, Jette Exarhos of Howard; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Thomsen; second wife, Dorothy Thomsen; daughter, Lynda Johnson; and sister, Margrete.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 20, at 1 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Memorial services will also be held on July 17, 2008, at 2 p.m. at White Chapel, 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098.
Memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the Thomsen family through the funeral home’s Web site at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.