Dean W. Thoreson, age 76, of rural South Wayne, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at his brother Gary’s home. He was born November 3, 1936 in Monroe, the son of Orville A. and Odelia P. (Larson) Thoreson. Private funeral services were held for family and friends on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church, 6682 State Road 78 in rural South Wayne with Rev. Luke S. Smetters officiating. Burial was in East Wiota Cemetery in rural South Wayne with military graveside rites accorded by Argyle American Legion Post #251. A private visitation was held for family and friends on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wiota Lutheran Church. Full obituary in the May 9, 2013 issue of the Republican Journal.