He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Eudora, the son of Edward H. and Etta C. (Laughlin) Thoren. He was a lifelong resident of Eudora.
Mr. Thoren was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of Eudora United Methodist Church.
He married Jane Hadl on Aug. 26, 1939, in Oskaloosa. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Laura Broers and Betty Thoren, both of Eudora; two sons, Herb and John, both of Eudora; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A grandson, Jim Hazlett, died earlier.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.