OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" S. Thompson

June 8, 1939October 13, 2020

Richard “Dick” S. Thompson Age 81, of East Bethel Passed away surrounded by his loving family on 10/13/2020 Preceded in death by his Parents, Francis and Elsie Thompson; Sister, Elaine Olson. Survived by his Loving Wife of 62 yrs. Carol Thompson; Children, Forrest Sr. (Mary) Thompson, Wade (Michelle) Thompson, Tawny (Mike Ekstrom) Thompson; Grandchildren, Forrest Jr., Tyler, Cody, Kyle, Chelsea; Great-grandson, Daniel; Brother, Ralph (Vera Lee) Thompson; further survived by Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends. Graveside service with Military Honors will be 1pm Saturday (10/24/2020) at Long Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Isanti, MN. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to charity of donor’s choice. www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

Memories

Richard "Dick" S. Thompson

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Forrest Thompson

October 24, 2020

Definitely riding motorcycles with my Dad. Working on our vehicles as a kid and even when I was older. Handing him the proper size tool for the job. Watching him play guitar and always trying to do better at it. I will miss my Dad but I know I will join him someday which comforts me. I love you Dad!

Wade Thompson

October 19, 2020

Weekends listening to George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Pride or Chip Taylor playing on our phonograph. Dad talking me into buying my Virago. How he truly seemed happy when he was living in Swanville.

Marge and Mike Burzynski

October 18, 2020

Carol and family, our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Although we haven't seen Dick in many many years we have such wonderful memories of him. Always so fun to be with. Great memories of motorcycle trips and silly holiday parties. What a blessing he was in our lives.

Sandra Clapp(Olson)

October 16, 2020

I remember the good times we had at the Thompson family picnics when we were young. Dick was mischievous in a quiet way and most fun. Wonderful memories. We always got along except for the time I hit him in the stomach when he was trying to walk on stilts at our house. I’m glad we both found Jesus as our personal friend!

April Lymer

October 15, 2020

I don’t remember a time you weren’t part of my family. You were more a brother than brother-in-law. I enjoyed our talks and the fact you would ask my opinion on subjects from as long as I remember until the last talk we had. But my favorite memories will always be you calling me Nuckin. You knew how to make me feel special. I know you are finding the answers to those many questions you wanted to ask Jesus and someday soon we can spend years just talking about heaven. Love you, Nuckin

Forrest Thompson Jr

October 15, 2020

Trains, learning the honky tonk, belly dancing in a giant top-hat, kindness, riding through the woods behind the tractor, playing acoustic guitar til the wee hours of the morning, flipping the nitro switch in the race truck down a backcountry road... all proof of my kick a** Gpa.
Your acousti will stay vibrant and in tune til we jam again. Yes I'll remember to flip the 9V battery in your tuner so it doesn't drain.
I'll miss you grandpa,

Love "Gson"

Tawny Thompson

October 14, 2020

Riding motorcycles, playing guitar, driving semi, drag racing... These are a few of his favorite things.
I love you dad 💕

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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