Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911



Owen "Clint" Thurlow

Owen C. Thurlow, 96, died on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND, where he had lived for approximately two months.

Owen C. “Clint” Thurlow was born August 23, 1920, the 4th of 5 children, in Glenfield Township, ND, to William and Othilda Thurlow. He attended Glenfield and Haven Township schools. He spent 39 months as a radio repairman in the Pacific Theatre in WW II. Upon his return he began farming with his father and brother Clifford southeast of Carrington. In 1950, he met and married Grace Maren Clausen of Hesper, ND; they were married 55 years until Grace’s death in May of 2005.

He was active in the Carrington community, serving many years on the school board, the Haven Township board, and as a Foster County Commissioner.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on numerous church boards. He was named NDSU’s Outstanding County Agriculturalist for Foster County in the year 2000.

One of his many interests was designing and building things. In 1972, he built a lake cottage in sections during the winter at his farm and hauled them to Fish Lake (near Pelican Rapids MN) the next spring, where he finished putting the building together. He and Grace thoroughly enjoyed their time at the lake and especially sharing it with their grandchildren.

He retired from farming at age 90.

Owen is survived by his five children, Mary Lake, Fargo, ND; Margaret (Ed) Lipton, Grand Junction, CO; Kathryn Thurlow, Edina, MN; Thomas (Tammi) Thurlow, Carrington, ND; and Jane (Jay) Fasteen, Vancouver, WA; and by four grandchildren, Anika (Nathan) Pillatzke, Rachel (John) Lindstrom, Drew (Kate) Thurlow, and Will Lyons; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, in-laws (Soren and Ruth Clausen), three brothers (Lloyd, Richard, Clifford Thurlow) and one sister (Hazel Nysted), as well as his family through marriage (Hilton Clausen and Earl and Jean Day).


VISITATION: Wednesday 11AM - 7PM, with family present to receive friends 5PM - 7PM, Evans FH, Cgtn


Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND


Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery, with Military Honors

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Name: Larry & Beverly Broin

Date: March 8, 2017

Message: Our deepest condolences to the Family of Owen.  We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless your families!


Name: Mary Messmer Remmick

Date: 3/8/17

Message: Condolences to you on the passing of Owen, He always liked to tell me stories of my dad and him in school.  He was a true friend to the Messmers. Once again, condolences from Tom Nihill and I


Name: Linda Lauckner

Date: 3/7/17

Message: Tom and Tammy and families.  I am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. I will be out of town so am unable to attend the funeral.May Gods peace surround you and the memories sustain you.




Name: Lori & Bob Schuchard

Date: 3-7-2017

Message: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather.  We hope the loving memories you have of him help you through this sad time.


Name: Muriel (Anderson) Tourtelotte

Date: March 6, 2017

Message: Margaret and family,

My deepest condolences to you and your siblings and families. Our families had a lot of good connections over the years, as did we. I am sending you my love and hugs.

Love, Muriel


Name: Ron Wenaas

Date: 03/04

Message: Margaret, Tom and family members

Our condolences to you on the passing of Owen.  He always would chat briefly with me whenever he visited the store.  What I remember most of Owen was his handshake.  Those large strong hands represented his years of labor on the farm and that squeeze of your hand meant his sincerity of his interest in your life.

May God Bless his memory and legacy and your family.

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