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Oliver G. Thums


Oliver Thums, 88, of Isabella, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Silver Bay.

Oliver was born April 20, 1926, to John and Theresa (Heider) Thums in Rib Lake, Wis. He worked various jobs before settling in Isabella where he worked as a logger. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW in Ely.

He was preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers; one sister; daughter Kathy Pederson; and grandson Nathan Pederson.

Ollie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mona; children Shirley, Daniel, Ronald, Mark, Michael, Dawn, David, Rosemary and Steven; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Mary and Theresa.

VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. service Thursday, May 22, at the Isabella Community Center. To sign the online register book, please visit