Michael Roland "Doc" Thorn

Born: Wed., Dec. 31, 1947
Died: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Michael Roland “Doc” Thorn of Winchester, IN passed away unexpectedly on Oct 21st, 2017. Michael was born December 31st of 1947 at Randolph County Hospital, to Helen (Irvine) Thorn and Harold “Bud” Thorn. He is a graduate of Lynn High School, Lynn Indiana class of 1965.

He promptly joined the United States Navy and served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman in the 3rd Marines division, Quang Tri, Vietnam. After being honorably discharged from military service he worked in many different fields Including:  Surgical Technician, Industrial Manufacturing, Union Plumber, Insurance sales, General Contracting/Master Plumber, Amateur wine maker, Rustic cabin construction, Pragmatic existentialist Quaker conservative patriot capitalist, Amateur student of law, and Veterans advocate. 

Michael was a very deep man who had many passions in life; if you ever spoke to him the topic of conversation would somehow revolve around his love of this country and his family. Those were the two things he loved the most in this world. These things were closely followed by spending time in the woods either with Steven Alexander Thorn or with those who meant the most to him.  He also had a great passion for good wine and close friends. He was always happy to share a bottle of his wine with great people. Michael also enjoyed keeping up the family property, maintaining its appearance for all and continuously improving its overall functionality along with the occasional early morning fishing adventure.

Michael is survived by his mother, Helen (Irvine) Thorn, His wife Diana (Fields) Thorn, His Brother Jeff Thorn, His sisters Dodie (Thorn) Preston and Claudia (Thorn) Bex, Vicki (Mann) Beamer, His Sons and Daughters in Law Charles Michael Thorn, Christina (Wilson) Thorn, William Gabriel Thorn, Rosalind (Neu) Thorn and Chance Taylor Thorn, His Grandchildren Taylor Nicholas Thorn, Taryn Nicole Thorn, Hadley Elizabeth Thorn, Eelynn Rosalind Thorn.

Michael was preceded in death by his partner in crime Steven “Stevie” Alexander Thorn, His father Harold “Bud” Thorn, His Brother Nathan Lee Thorn.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Thomas Spainhour officiating.  Burial with Military Services will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery, in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, October 26, at the funeral home.

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Terry and Carla Nicholson
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers for you and your family.

Ronald (Ron) Blancaneaux Jr
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
I am shocked and so so sorry for your and your family's loss. I am sorry for my loss. I am sorry for the loss to this country and world. Thanks Mike for calling me a friend and allowing me to be a part of your and your family's life. You will be sorely missed. Anything, absolutly anything any of you need from me, just ask.

Rita Thorn Mowery
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Mike could always bring a smile to my face. Always thought of him as a kid. He never grew up in my mind. He will be missed.

   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Diana and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Mike. He was one of kind! I enjoyed talking with him when we came to visit. I just wish we lived closer to be there for you, but you are in our hearts and prayers. Love and miss you all!

Love you,

Jay Jones
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Had many good laughs and times with him at the Pub a few years back. He will be missed. My Deepest Sympathy to you all.

   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My Deepest Sympathy to you. Mike was a great man

Greg and Priscilla Crist
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Sorry for your loss our prayers go out to you and your family we will be thinking of you the next few days.

Delbert & Nancy Taylor
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. We know someone's passing is hardest when it's unexpected. You all will be in our prayers in this time of mourning! Rev: 21-4 "Forevermore, There will no death, pain, sorrow or crying"

David Garman
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
Dear Dodie,
I will be holding you and your family in the Light during this time.

Carol Stapleton Rhoades
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
This loss deeply saddens me. I spent many an evening laughing and 'cutting up' with him years ago. I'll miss seeing him and his wife pass me and my dog, all of us on the golf cart, enjoying a leisurely ride on a nice day. I'll miss seeing him pop in to visit all of us at work. My heart cries with the family over this loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless.

Julia Wilkinson
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
Mike was always fun to be around. He called me Cuz most of the time. He was smart in many ways. The Thorn family have been special, so warm and loving through the years. Prayers for you all. Julia

Bill Gill
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a good friend. I was also sorry to hear of Nat's passing.

   Posted Tue October 24, 2017

Linda Jennings Rogers
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

Mark & Jane Rogers
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Gabe, we're so sorry to hear about your father passing away. We're praying for your family.

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