Solveig Lois Thorstenson, (née Aanestad), St. Anthony Park, died peacefully Oct. 4, a few weeks after her 100th birthday. She was her congregation’s oldest member at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. “Woody” Thorstenson; seven brothers; and parents, Helge and Anna Aanestad.
She is survived by her children, Sally Nelsen, Tom (Linda) and Tim (Gail Gentling); eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Lois was born and raised in Esmond, N.D.
She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., where she sang in the choir. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in music and education and taught high school music. She focused on family and actively participated in her local community and at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.
Her memorial service was held there Oct. 10, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church Music Education or donor’s choice.