Edgar F. Thorsen, 1917-2007


Ed Thorsen aboard his motorcycle. Photo courtesy of Erik Thorsen.
ImageEdgar F. Thorsen, born July 30, 1917 in Tacoma, WA, passed away January 25, 2007.


Ed spent most of his adult life on the San Francisco Peninsula and in Lake County. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty Doherty) Thorsen in 1987 and his sister Borghild Petersen.


Ed is survived by his two children, Richard (Mary) Thorsen and Diane (Ric Davis) Thorsen, his four grandchildren, Erik (Rebecca) Thorsen, Jennifer (Jon) Jackson, Sandy (Don) Holle, and Theresa Halicki, and his four great-grandchildren Ryan, Emily, Sarah, and Claire Jackson, and his two nieces, Julie (Petersen) Davis and Kristin (Petersen) Hartman.


He was an Army Veteran of World War II, a Mason (Hiram award recipient & past Master), and a life member of the Kelseyville Lions Club.


Ed was the owner of Thorsen Construction Co. He was also President of The San Francisco Peninsula Building Association, and on the Board of Directors of The National Assoc. of Homebuilders of US.