Marilyn Viola Thompson, 90, of Lanesboro, MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her
loving family, on August 14, 2021, at home.
Marilyn was born in Hartford, CT on September 3, 1930 to Arthur and Ellen Sholberg. She
married the love of her life, Robert Allen Thompson, in a candlelight service at the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Hartford, CT on November 24, 1951.
During her lifetime, Marilyn worked at the Navy Department in Washington DC, where she met
Robert, who was stationed at Andrews Airforce Base. She was also a bookkeeper for the
Lanesboro Sales Commission, and a hard working stay-at-home mother of three. Marilyn was a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 40.
Marilyn enjoyed traveling with Robert, reading, home-making, flower gardening, and going to
lunch or coffee with friends. She will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor, and
especially her love of family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband: Robert; three children: Steven (Rhonda Peterson-Wangen)
Thompson, Jill (Bob) Peterson, and Jody (Joe) Peterson; eight grandchildren: Clay (Becky)
Peterson, Emily (Nick) Charlebois, Amanda (Kerry) Jonsgaard, Brandon (Brit) Peterson,
Benjamin (Sara) Peterson, Corday (Sierra) Peterson, and Claire Peterson; sixteen
great-grandchildren: Andrew Peterson, Trygve Peterson, Soli Peterson, Marit Peterson, Stella
Charlebois, Gemma Charlebois, Jack Charlebois, Rex Charlebois, Gabe Jonsgaard, Braelyn
Peterson, Gracyn Peterson, Blake R. Peterson, William Peterson, Blake S. Peterson, Ellie
Peterson, and Thomas Peterson.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor; brother, Paul; parents, Art and Ellen
Sholberg; and grandsons, Luke Peterson and Blake Peterson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Union Prairie
Church of rural Lanesboro, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
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