Gerald ThompsonGerald Thompson of Warroad, MN passed away at his home in Warroad on September 27, 2011 at the age of 73.
Gerald Thompson of Warroad, MN passed away at his home in Warroad on September 27, 2011 at the age of 73.
Gerald Wallace Thompson was born on June 26, 1938 in Walhalla, ND to Wellington and Alice (Robillard) Thompson. He was raised in Hannah, ND where he also attended school.
Gerald would later marry the love of his life Marlene (Sepke) Thompson on March 2, 1963 in Snowflake, Manitoba.
Gerald and Marlene moved to Munich, ND where he would farm for five years before moving to Calvin, ND to work in the elevator. He worked there for nine years before moving to Clearbrook, MN to help build elevators. He would then move to Neche, ND in 1981 where he worked for a local farmer until he became disabled in 1985. Then they moved to Bathgate, ND in 1991. He and Marlene moved to Warroad, MN in 2002 to be closer to family. They've lived in Warroad since.
Aside from Gerald's hard working attitude he enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marlene; children, Sandra (Tim) Robinson of Albuquerque, NM, James Thompson of Grand Forks, ND, Jeraldean (Steve) Westlund of Warroad, and Pamela Sather (fiancé Rodney Smith) of Warroad; brothers, Ralph, Arnold, and Gary; sisters, Mabel, Shirley, Diane, Clara, Betty, and Iva; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Janice, Florence, and Vione; and brother, Willard.
A memorial service for Gerald Thompson of Warroad will be held on Monday, October 3, at Helgeson' Funeral Chapel in Warroad at 2:00 p.m.
Helgeson funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. (helgesonfuneralhome.com)