Wilma L. Thunstrom
June 24, 2023

Wilma Lois, age 88 of Hutchinson, passed away on June 24, 2023. She was born on January 13, 1935, to Lodge and Ella (Priebe) Szymanski in North Branch, Minnesota.

She attended North Branch High School, graduating in 1953. Soon after graduation, Wilma met the love of her life, Robert Thunstrom, and they were married on September 5, 1953. They were blessed with four children.

Wilma’s work career started as Sears, working in the sales department. She eventually found a home working for HTI, retiring as a quality control specialist. She was also a member of the Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents; siblings Shirley (Ray) Brooker, Donald “Bud” Szymanski; and nephew Dennis Sandquist.

Wilma is survived by her children Lee (Judy), Brian, Teresa (Patrick) Mahoney, and Toni (Doug) Althoff; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held at 11 AM on June 30, 2023 at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, Minnesota. Visitation was held from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Inurnment was in Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minnesota.