Brian Dewayne Thompson

November 3, 1961February 20, 2018
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Brian D. Thompson, age 56, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the result of a tree trimming accident in Branch County, Michigan, on February 6, 2018.

Brian was born on November 3, 1961 in Coldwater, Michigan, the son of Edwin and Nancy (Keith) Thompson.

He attended Coldwater High School. He formerly worked at Dexter Axle, Fremont, Indiana.

Brian enjoyed farming, fishing, and working on small engines. He helped out anyone he could and he treasured the moments he spent with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Thompson of Fremont, Indiana, three children, Amber (Cory) Wilson of Angola, Indiana, Matt Thompson of Montgomery, Michigan, and Brady Thompson (Shelly Neely) of Fremont, Indiana, grandchildren, Austin and Whitney, his mother, Nancy Thompson of Coldwater, Michigan, two brothers, Randy (Cindy) Thompson of Burlington, Michigan, and Mark (Wendy) Thompson of Coldwater, Michigan, his mother-in-law, Lois Petre of Fremont, Indiana, and two sisters-in-law, Sherry Thompson of Tekonsha, Michigan, and Lori (Richard) Marten of Fremont, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Thompson, father-in-law, Richard Petre, and two brothers, Keith and Lyle Thompson.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, with Rev. Mike Cain officiating.

There will be calling hours from 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later time at Knauss Cemetery, Kinderhook Township, Michigan.

Memorials in Brian’s memory are requested to the Branch County 4-H, 570 Marshal Road, Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036 or to the Steuben County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 28, Angola, Indiana 46703.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Brian Dewayne Thompson

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Ida Brady

March 5, 2018

My sympathy to you Nancy, Kelly and family. I know your hearts are heavy and the grief is unbearable but know that others are thinking and praying for you at this time. Brian was such a nice person and has left his mark on a lot of people. Ida Brady

Jim and Tammy Walker

February 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky Rumens Boyd

February 23, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of the Thompson family.

Marilyn Jones

February 22, 2018

So sorry Kelly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Diann Greenamyer

February 22, 2018

So sorry for your loss so many life's were touched by knowing Brain a true gift our prayers are with you all

Andrea Berlincourt

February 22, 2018

Prayers and deepest sympathy to Kelly and family...

Ed Bond

February 22, 2018

Rest in peace old friend.

Barbara Johnson

February 22, 2018

Kelly and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.

Mary Burrell

February 22, 2018

So very sorry for your loss, God Bless

Sherry Thompson

February 22, 2018

I will miss you deeply brother, your laugh, your hand gestures and of course the blue cooler. Holding you in my heart always!