Richard Paul Thompson

January 19, 1933 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 86)

Richard Paul Thompson, 86, of Lanesboro, passed away peacefully February 19, 2019,

at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

   Richard was born January 19, 1933, in Cresco Iowa, to David and Vinona (Schneckloth) Thompson.  He attended Gribben Valley and Whalen schools in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1952.

   Richard was a farmer, but mostly loved the outdoors from beekeeper to hunting, fishing, trapping, and he was always there to lend a helping hand for whoever need it.  

    Richard was a only child, so survivors include a number of cousins, and his second family the Wagner’s.  He was preceded in death by his parents David and Vinona.

    A funeral service will be 11 AM on Friday, February 22 at the Bethlehem Lutheran church of Lanesboro with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Spring interment will take place at the Lanesboro cemetery.  A special thank you to Seasons Hospice and Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield and the County and Samaritan Nurses.

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