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Eugene 'Gene' Thompson

Eugene 'Gene' Thompson

A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the American Legion Post 627, 25807 Main Street, Nisswa, MN, from noon to 3 p.m.

Please join family and friends for a brief memorial program and a light lunch. Bring your memories and pictures.

Gene was born May 31, 1930, in Brainerd to Irwin and Selma (Johnson) Thompson. Gene graduated from Brainerd, served in the U.S. Army, was a member of First Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge #100, AAD Zuhman Shrine Club, Shrine Oriental Band, VFW Post 1647 Brainerd, American Legion Post 255 Brainerd, Nisswa Legion Post 627 Nisswa, Nisswa Legion Color Guard, Eastern Star Alpha Chapter Brainerd, Elks, Moose and the BNSF Clerk's Union.

Gene is survived by his sister, Bernice Van Sickel, nephew, Terry Van Sickel, nieces, Carol Carletto, Jackie Williams and Sharon Aumock; he is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Helen "Jo," his parents, brother Glenn and sister Doris Hill.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children.