Vade Deane Thornton
  • Born on: July 30, 1931
  • Departed on: June 8, 2019
  • Resided in: Middletown, IA

Vade Deane Thornton

Vade Deane Thornton, Middletown IA, passed June 8, 2019 at Great River Hospice House, born July 30th.  He was the son of Harry and Joan (Kaeding) Thornton. He married Priscilla Brown in 1953 and later divorced. He married Freda Carruthers (Pundt) May 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife Freda, two daughters, Marjorie Gerst (Jim) Burlington, Deena Thibault (Rick) Toddville and three sons, James, West Burlington, Joseph, Council Bluffs and Matthew (Darcy), Clinton. Stepsons  Harlan Pundt (Lori), Donnellson and Myron Pundt (Kris) Aledo, IL and stepdaughter, Denise Roberts, Donnellson. He leaves behind 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He entered the Air Force in 1952, left in 1956 and attended Parsons College in Fairfield Iowa graduating in 1959 as valedictorian. He belonged to Phi Kappa honorary society and Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity. He worked for Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS, now Farm Service Agency, FSA). He served as president of the Iowa Association of ASCS County Office Employees in 1966.

The family will hold a visitation/celebration of life at Lunning Funeral Home in Burlington on June 22 at 11:30 am. Memorials may be given to the Great River Hospice House and Hillsboro Cemetery.

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