Andrew Thorson Death – The Neenah Joint School District have confirmed the demise of one of their own on Saturday August 15, who died of complications after being stung by a swam of hornets on August 2.
According to the district officials, he is 38-year-old Andrew Thorson, the Deputy District Administrator for Business Services.
Thornson was stung at his home on August 2, and died on Saturday, says the officials.
Thorson helped create a new financial management system, and produced a balanced budget each year of his tenure, says the district officials. He also helped design the new Neenah High School, and is described by the district as a visionary behind the creation of the district’s $114.9 million referendum, and helped it pass in April.
Before his death, Thornson was a chairperson for the Oshkosh Lourdes Academy Board of Trustees.
He is survived by his wife, Heather, their lovely four daughters who are ranged ages 2-11.
In superintendent Dr. Mary Pfeiffer’s statement on Sunday regarding Thornson’s death, he said:
“We are shocked and devastated by Andrew’s passing. He was not only extraordinary in his job, but he was an even more exceptional husband, father and human being. Our hearts ache for Heather, his girls and his entire family. We will continue to do whatever we can to help them through this difficult time for all of us.”
The Board of Education President, Brian Epley, also also said in a statement:
“Our deepest sympathies go out to Andrew’s entire family. His patience and kindness were abundant, helping whoever asked with a smile. At times he would get deep into minutiae of school finance and you could feel the passion for his work. Andrew’s excellence made life better for everyone around him.”