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Richard Arlen THOMPSON

Male 1932 - 2013  (81 years)


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  • Name Richard Arlen THOMPSON 
    Born 26 Apr 1932  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 2013  Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pioneer Cemetery, Baltic, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary from Miller Funeral Home website:
      "Richard Arlen Thompson, age 81, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Dell’s Nursing and Rehab in Dell Rapids. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 401 So. Spring Ave., Sioux Falls. Visitation will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7:00 pm, May 15, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 So. Main, Sioux Falls.

      Richard “Dick” Thompson was born April 26, 1932, in Dell Rapids to Reuben and Alma (Krogstad) Thompson. He grew up on a farm near Renner, SD and attended school at Thompson School in rural Minnehaha County. Dick graduated from Baltic High School in 1950. After high school, he worked at John Morrell and Co. in Sioux Falls. Dick served in the United States Army in Oklahoma, Nevada, and Germany from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He married Betty Jane Kettleson on September 21, 1955. He worked in general construction and owned Thompson Construction Company.

      After retiring, Dick pursued his love of classic cars and restored a 1931 Model A Roadster with a rumble seat. He was also working on a 1931 pick-up and enjoyed being a member of the Dakota Territories Model A Club. Dick also spent a great deal of time in his shop working on various woodworking projects.

      Those left to cherish Dick’s memory include: his children, Barb (Brad) Nesbitt of Urbandale, IA, and Greg Thompson of Newark, DE; two grandsons, Cody (fiance, Jennifer Gerry) of Sioux Falls, and Nick (Amy) Nesbitt of Grimes, IA; one great-grandson, Griffin Nesbitt of Grimes, IA; one brother, Larry (Betty) Thompson of Baltic, SD; two nephews and their children, Todd (Deanna) Thompson, and Troy (Ann) Thompson, all of Baltic, SD; and numerous other relatives and friends. Dick is preceded in death by: his wife of 49 years, Betty; his parents; and a long lineage of Norwegian Pioneers."
    Person ID I4376  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 

    Family Betty Jane KETTLESON,   b. 22 Oct 1928, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2004, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1955 
    Children 
     1. Barbara THOMPSON
     2. Gregory THOMPSON
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1932 - Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 2013 - Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pioneer Cemetery, Baltic, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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