Homicide victims were parents, grandparents

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.