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Arne T. Thomassen

Arne T. Thomassen June 9, 1921 - June 29, 2006 GLENWOOD -- The Rev. Arne T. Thomassen, 85, of New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Glenwood, died Thursday at Signet Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Richmond. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monda...

Arne T. Thomassen

June 9, 1921 - June 29, 2006

GLENWOOD -- The Rev. Arne T. Thomassen, 85, of New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Glenwood, died Thursday at Signet Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Richmond.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in New Richmond. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials are preferred to Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in New Richmond.

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He was born June 9, 1921, in Grimstad, Norway, to Andreas and Gardia Thomassen. The family came to the United States in 1926 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from New Utrect High School in Brooklyn in 1939. He then worked for IBM in New York City. He served in the Army during World War II as a medic in the 99th Infantry Battalion. He was stationed in Colorado, England, the mainland of Europe and Norway.

He married Alice L. Larsen on Nov. 24, 1945, in Staten Island, N.Y. They moved to Minneapolis. He graduated from North Central Bible Institute in 1949. He was a pastor in Sand Creek, Wis., and a student at Northwestern College in the Twin Cities. He graduated from Northwestern in 1951 with a bachelor's degree. He was ordained in August 1951 at Spencer Lake Bible Camp, in Waupaca, Wis. He was a pastor at churches in Wisconsin, Iowa, New Jersey and Massachusetts, from 1949 to 1968, in Glenwood from 1968 to 1978, and Granada from 1978 to 1986. He retired and was the chaplain at the Good Samaritan Lakeview Care Center in Glenwood from 1986 to 2003. They moved to New Richmond in 2003.

He was honored in 2001 by the Assemblies of God General Council and the Minnesota District Council for 50 years of ordained ministry. He was the pastor emeritus at Cornerstone Assembly of God in New Richmond.

He is survived by his wife; children: Roger (and Karen) Thomassen of Springfield, Mo., George (and Muriel) Thomassen of St. Cloud, Curtis (and Andrea) Thomassen of New Richmond, Wis.; six grandchildren; and one brother: Berner (and Harriet) Thomassen of Charlotte, N.C.

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