Russell E. Thorgerson

  • Born: May 24, 1925
  • Died: January 1, 2017
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Russell E. Thorgerson, 91, of Manchester, NH, passed away January 1, 2017 in Manchester.

Russell was born May 24, 1925 in Manchester, NH, a son of Ernest & Grace (Miles) Thorgerson and had been a lifelong resident of this community.

Prior to retirement, Russell was employed with Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester for many years.

Russell very much enjoyed music, particularly his guitar as well as western movies, however his Lord and family members were at the center of his life.

Russell will be missed dearly by family and friends as he left us with special memories to treasure.

Family includes his wife of 70 years, Anne (Slinski) Thorgerson; four daughters, Maryann Thorgerson, Alice Stout and her husband, Larry, Darlene Del Genio and her husband, Lenny, and Kathy Hirt and her husband, Charlie; one son, Russell L. Thorgerson; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren,; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester.

Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Cate & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ann& Family.So sorry to hear of the recent passing,of your beloved Husband,Father and Patriarch of your Family. Please accept my sincere Sympathy at this time of great loss  for your whole Family!

Posted by Peter F. Simpkin    January 14, 2017

Dear Ann& Family.So sorry to hear of the recent passing,of your beloved Husband,Father and Patriarch of your Family. Please accept my sincere Sympathy at this time of great loss  for your whole Family!

Posted by Peter F. Simpkin    January 13, 2017

Anne and cousins,
As my Dad has written we only found out yesterday about Russell's passing. My deepest sympathy for your loss. In my memories I will always remember Russell's soft smile, so like my grandfather Arthur's. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Barbara (Campbell) Connor - Hooksett, NH - Family   January 11, 2017

Dear Anne, Maryanne, Alice, Darlene, Kathy and Russ,
I did not learn of Russell's passing until just yesterday and am sorry to have missed his funeral.
I remember meeting Russell and you Anne when I visited your home with Pr. Leslie Burns and your eventual entrance into the old Christian Alliance Church. As you know I was married to your cousin Violet,(of blessed memory). Russell, as you know, was a hard working man and dedicated to his family. He also proved to be devoted to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ whom he has no doubt gone to meet. He will, I am sure greet Violet there too.
Please accept my sincere condolences and late acknowledgement and know that you all are in Ellie's and my thoughts and prayers. God's Peace,

Posted by Dick Campbell - Manchester, NH   January 10, 2017

To the whole family
Russell will be missed
Our sympathies are with you all

Posted by Sonja Allard    January 07, 2017

my sympathy to the family you were such apart of our lives you will be missed you are now an angel of GODS as nana our love and prayers are with you GOD BLESS

Posted by beth-anne hale - manchester, NH   January 06, 2017


thank you for such a wonderful family Russell. you will be missed here by family and friends. say hello to my grandmother.

Posted by shane kalariotes - hooksett, NH   January 06, 2017

Dad, I have always been proud of you.
Watched you work hard, provide for us and most of all love mom with abandonment. This year marked a milestone. Your commitment to mom, 70 years of marriage. We didn't get to celebrate because you were In the hospital but none the less, you were and still remain my hero and mentor, for your commitment and never ending or wavering commitment to us and her. God gave me the best father to be my dad. Thank you for giving me the truth of salvation in Christ. I am so proud to carry the Thorgerson name. I will continue to be the man you raised me to be. If I could be half the man you were, my life would be complete. I will always love you dad. I could never thank you enough. Enjoy the promises of eternity and i cant wait till you show me around.
Forever Grateful,

Posted by Russell L. Thorgerson - Manchester, NH   January 05, 2017

Thanks Mr. Thorgerson for sharing your memories with me. You are now an Angel watching over your family. Prayers for Mrs. Thorgerson and family.

Posted by Linda Bennett    January 04, 2017

You have our deepest sympathy for the passing of your father.

Posted by "Diane Mcqueen Richard and Husband, Robert"    January 04, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Christ The Way Church.With our deepest sympathy and prayers,
Pastor Edward Frost and all at
Christ The Way church
Manchester NH

Posted by Edward Frost    January 03, 2017