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Thraen, Chris Anthony (1938 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:58:23

Name of deceased: Chris Anthony Thraen

Aged: 84 yrs, 8 mo, 27 days

Residence: Eldora, Cape May County, NJ

Born: June 5, 1938; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: March 1, 2023; Eldora, Cape May County, NJ

Funeral services: Tuesday, March 7, 2023; Radzieta Funeral Home, Cape May Court House, NJ; burial was in in Fairview Cemetery, Cape May Court House, Cape May, NJ

Survived by: Wife, Ruth Thraen; children, Edward Arthur Thraen (spouse, Michelle), Kathryn Marie Clift, Christine Ann Huckelbridge (spouse, Daniel), Theresa Carol Carr, and Jesse Ray Gery (spouse, Sandi); sisters, Verlee Henry and Ellen Hayes; grandchildren, Edward Thraen, Jr. (spouse, Susan), Amanda Thraen, Christopher Newill (spouse, Jennifer), Kiley Newill, Andrew Newill, Sr. (spouse, Tiffany), Samantha Newill (spouse, Dana), Tyler Newill, Zachary Thraen, Lillian Carr, James Carr, Jr., Alyssa Gery, and Colin Gery; 17 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Golden (nee Christensen) and Arthur Thraen, siblings, Corrine Strange (and spouse, Lamont) Thraen; grandchildren, Trina Newill, Jeremiah Carr, and Kassandra Carr

Education: Graduated from Harlan (IA) High School and barber school

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: U. S. Coast Guard from 1956 to 1962, giving many recruits their arrival haircut

Marriage: Ruth Ouram; date and location not provided

Employment: He worked for his uncle Lavern as a barber in Omaha, NE until 1965 and had several other jobs until he enlisted in the New Jersey State Police in May 1966. As a state trooper, he served on the security detail for President Johnson and Soviet Premier Kosygin at Glassboro State College in June 1967, the Newark riots in July 1967, the Atlantic City Pop Festival in August 1969, and the Asbury Park riots in July 1970. He retired with the rank of Sergeant on September 1, 1991. He then worked as a bailiff and constable from Dennis Township, bailiff and supervised people doing community service for Avalon Recycling and worked at the Avalon recycling center.

Hobbies/Interests: Was a Pack Master with the Boy Scouts; served on the Dennis Township Municipal Alliance and the Middle Township After-Prom Party Committee for several years; was a member of The Former Troopers Association, an Honorary Life Member of the Green Creek Fire Company, member of the Cape May County Wireless Aircraft Sports Pilots, the Bay Shore Sportsman Club, and the Avalon fishing pier.

Sources: harlanonline.com


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