Thomas Thompson

Thomas L. Thompson

Wednesday, June 12th, 1940 - Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Thomas L. Thompson, age 79, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 12, 1940 in Black River Falls to Rolf and Mabel (Severson) Thompson. He married Virginia Anderson on December 2, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sand Creek. Tom worked as a truck driver all of his life and loved the open road, putting on millions of miles during his career. He was a member of Chippewa County Rural Heritage Club, a huge NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife: Virginia of Colfax; children: Linnea Thompson of Colfax, Kathy (Marie Sherwood) Thompson of New Richmond, Sherri Valvo of Lakeland FL, Jane Greer of Colfax and Jerry Thompson of Colfax; grandchildren: Sarah and Timothy Valvo, Harmony Thompson, Payton and Paige Thompson.; sister-in-law: Sonja Risser of Woodbury MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Rolf and Mabel Thompson; son-in-law: Michael Valvo; brother-in-law: David Risser

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Colfax Lutheran Church with a visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Colfax Lutheran Church
    601 E River Street,
    COLFAX, WI 54730
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 12:00pm
    Colfax Lutheran Church
    601 E River Street,
    COLFAX, WI 54730
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery Colfax
    Co Hwy M
    COLFAX, WI 54730
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Ernest Bates

Posted at 12:08pm
Virgina, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Hold on to your many fond memories and keep them close to our heart. God Bless

Ernie and Geri Bates


Bruce and Tami Engstrom

Posted at 01:28pm
Bruce and I were sorry to hear about Tom's passing. We did not even hear about it until Tuesday. We send our sympathy to you all. Take Care, Bruce & Tami Engstrom 1323 Stout St. Chetek, WI 54728

Your friends at The Ledger

Posted at 11:57am
Sherri, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We love and care about you so much. Sending peace and comfort to you and your family.
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Richard and Donna Shapiro

Posted at 03:55pm
Tom: Rest in Peace knowing you created a beautiful family filled with love. Virginia & Children: I truly wish you well during this time of passing
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Gerry Ann and Vern Kressin

Posted at 03:39pm
We will never forget all the joy that came to the Kressin household when the Thompson's moved to the big white house in Colfax!
Colfax Vikings sporting events, close friendships, and even a move to Lakeland, Florida! Sending our thoughts and prayers!!

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