Margaret Eva Thon

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September 4, 1931 ~ February 17, 2023

Born in: Hammond , Indiana
Resided in: Torrance, California

Margaret Eva Thon
Born September 4, 1931 and passed away on February 17, 2023 at the age of 91. She was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Bernard and Alma Claassen. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Thon, married for 52 years, and her daughter Kathleen Thon, who passed in 2003. She is survived by her son Gary, 62; grandchildren Jeff, 39, and Monica, 37; her great grandson Brody Scheliga, 7; and her brother, Walter Claassen, 86, living in Illinois.
Throughout her life she was always very active in her church, Immanuel Lutheran, LWML, PTA, Girl Scouts, and very generous with her time and money for many charities. She was also an outstanding cook, and she loved her grand dogs.
A viewing will be from 4-7pm Wednesday, March 1st at Lighthouse Memorials, White & Day Center, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA. A religious service will be held at 10 am, Thursday, March 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 706 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, followed by a short graveside service at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes at 11:30 and then return to the church for a reception.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Immanuel Lutheran Church office fund at: or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at:


Viewing: March 1, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Service: March 2, 2023 10:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church
706 Knob Hill Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Graveside Service: March 2, 2023 11:45 am

Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S. Western Ave.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


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  1. Marge Thon was more than a dear friend of mine. She was a volunteer at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Redondo Beach, where I served as the Family Minister. Together we worked on various projects for the congregation and produced the Sunday worship folders and newsheets. Her generous and giving nature will be missed. I’ll see you in heaven Marge.
    John Hanke Pensacola, FL

    • Thank you, that was so sweet and you totally said who mother was. You were one of her favorite people who she had met over the years.

  2. I always loved going to Aunt Marge’s house and spending time with our California family. I will always remember her pink jello and playing cards at the kitchen table. Such fond memories. She was a lovely great-aunt and a lively spirit that will most definitely be missed.
    Sending my love,

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