The Evergreen founder dies at 82
The Evergreen shopper founder, Howard Thomsen, of Kerrick, died April 17 at the age of 82.
Thomsen, a 1951 graduate of Askov High School and Army veteran, worked at the American Publishing Company in Askov for 30 years and was the owner and founder of The Evergreen shopper (Est. 1981) until he sold it in 1994. Though retired, Thomsen stayed with The Evergreen in sales until his death. Thomsen was active in the Askov American Legion Post #243 and Kerrick Community Church, and served as a Pine County commissioner and Askov school board member.
Services were held April 24 in Kerrick Community Church, Kerrick.