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Obituary for Thor A. Emanuelson

Thor A. Emanuelson, of Burbank, IL passed away February 3, 2024. He was born on September 29, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Art and Rosemary Emanuelson. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Vlach); loving father of Sarah (Richard) Illian; devoted grandfather of Ryan Illian.

Dearest brother of Michael (Linda) Emanuelson, Lisa (the late Mark) Valentine, Diane (Paul) Winter and the late Robert Emanuelson; dearest brother-in-law of Charles Vlach, Vicky & Don Newman, Connie & Gary Homerding. Cherished uncle, great uncle and friend to many.

Thor was a sports fanatic, loved his Chicago teams but most of all, loved to golf. He bowled a 300 game and boy did he tell everyone; he was so proud of himself!

In retirement, Thor and Nancy traveled the country in their camper and became “Snowbirds” staying in Key West, FL and Bradenton, FL.

Thor always had a smile on his face and a zest for life. He will be missed by all who knew him.