Joan Larson Thorson, age 88, of Minneapolis, raised in Lake Mills, IA, passed away peacefully June 28, 2019. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Joyce Lindgren. Graduated Pine River High School and the University of MN School of Journalism. Lifelong active Lutheran. Survived by loving husband of 65 years, Paul; children, Steve (Toni) of Roseville, Karen (Walt) Grivna of Blaine, Lisa (Jon) Faust of Plymouth, Peter (Leah) of Chanhassen; grandchildren, Naomi (Tim) Krueger, Daniel (Shatera) Thorson, Jonathan (Breanna) Thorson, Marissa (Luke) Hoffman, Jesse Thorson, Nicholas Grivna, Maren & Sophie Faust; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey Miller; brother-in-law, Arnold Lindgren; sister-in-law, Betty Krahl; many other relatives & friends. Celebration of Life 11:30AM Saturday, July 13 at Edina Community Lutheran Church (ECLC), 4113 W 54th St, Edina. Visitation one hour prior starting at 10:30AM. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to ECLC or Luther Seminary.