Wes Thorp

Wes ThorpAge 74, passed away September 16, 2020.  He was born August 31, 1946, in Bay City, Michigan, to Claude and Frieda Thorp.  Wesley graduated from the MSU School of Journalism.  In addition to working as a journalist for several publications, his primary occupation was with the State of Michigan as a legislative staffer.

Surviving are:  his wife of 39 years, Gladys; daughter, Krista (Adam) Jones; son, Justin (Lauren) Thorp; six grandchildren, Xavier, Gretchen, Miles, Jacob, Eloise, and Theodore.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, with a funeral service (with limited seating capacity) to follow at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The funeral will also be live streamed, and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi9HvphE7HzOoZLfBi172Hg/.  A private interment will take place Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Daily Bread, or to Voice of the Martyrs, in memory of Wes Thorp.  Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.

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September 17, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Much love and prayers from The Ostrander’s.

Scott and Kathy Davenport
September 18, 2020 at 7:49 am

Our prayers go to Gladys and family.

Joe and Vicki Montgomery
September 18, 2020 at 8:08 am

I love prayer and thoughts are with you all we are so sorry for your loss
Joe and Vicki Montgomery

Mike Kent
September 18, 2020 at 8:13 am

Wes, thanks for guidance you gave me and so many others as we worked our way around the Capital. You were always kind and gracious. So glad our paths briefly crossed. Rest comfortably in the palms of God’s hands, my friend.

Nick and Joan Jenkins
September 18, 2020 at 9:09 am

While we wish we could be nearer, our hearts will be with you as you celebrate the life of such a wonderful man. I’m grateful to have been blessed by his friendship.

Connie Spice
September 18, 2020 at 1:47 pm

I met Wes when I joined the 5033d USAR School. He and Gladys became friends ever since. Wes will be missed. My prayers to Gladys and his family.

September 18, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Dear Gladys and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Wes. We fondly remember times at OSL and all our pro-life activities. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Judi and Denny

Brett and Carla Kaschinske
September 18, 2020 at 4:40 pm

Wes was very passionate about the Lord and a true servant. Praying for the peace and comfort that only God can give at this time

September 18, 2020 at 5:11 pm

We love you and will miss you! Hugs and prayers as you grieve!

Dawn Pollard
September 18, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Dear Gladys and family, I send heart felt thoughts to each of you as you mourn the loss of your dear Wes. He wore many hats in the family, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and many more out in the world with work and friendships. For each person who was touched by Wes’s life, there may be sadness. May our Lord give you renewed strength each day. Peace~Dawn Pollard

Dino Joannides
September 19, 2020 at 9:07 am

Uncle Wes … it was an honor to have the opportunity to know him . A thoughtful , generous and compassionate family man. I know he will be sorely missed.

Carnell and Sandra Walker
September 19, 2020 at 10:48 am

To Gladys and family. Our hearts go out to you. Wes will be missed. With deep sympathy we will keep you in our prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

Carnell and Sandra Walker

Bob Hines
September 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm

What an OUTSTANDING follower of Jesus Christ ~ he will be missed BUT NOT LOST!.
Always enjoyed the 5:30 AM Bible Studies with him and Rich Bearup at THEOS 24hour restaurant.
Both were GREAT customers as well [Carpentry & Remodeling]
See ya at the 2nd (and last) coming ~ BRAND-SPANKI’N-NEW, GLORIFIED, RESURRECTED BODY!


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