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Homicide victims were parents, grandparents

SOUTH WAYNE, Wis. (AP) - Relatives of three family members found slain in their Lafayette County home describe the victims as loving people who were involved in their community.

The bodies of 70-year-old Gary Thoreson, his 66-year-old wife, Chloe Thoreson, and his 76-year-old brother, Dean Thoreson were found Sunday. A statement released by the family through their church in Wiota says the three could regularly be found cheering on the Wisconsin Badger or enjoying a lutefisk supper.

Gary Thoreson served as president of the Black Hawk School Board in South Wayne. He was a farmer and computer programmer. His wife, Chloe, worked at the Monroe clinic for more than 20 years. The Thoreson's have two children.

Dean Thoreson was a farmer who was married to Rose Thoreson. He served on the Lafayette County Board.

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