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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN

OBITUARY

Ernest M. "Ernie" Thomson

November 2, 1944May 20, 2020

Ernest M. "Ernie" Thomson, 75, of rural Uniondale, passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1944 in Garrett, a son of the late Mac and Emily (Neiman) Thomson. He was a truck driver, driving for a number of different companies as well as for himself. He had a great passion for Monarch butterflies. He enjoyed planting flowers and entire gardens that would become a sanctuary for them. He received a certificate of appreciation from Monarch Watch for his continued support and efforts. He also just liked being outdoors in nature and seeing all the creatures. Ernie will also be remembered for his sense of humor and the ability to make everyone smile and laugh. Surviving family include his wife of 30 years, Lois (Park) Thomson; sister, Bev (Tom) Blust; sister-in-law, Kim Thomson; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his brother, Clarence Thomson. The family is planning a memorial gathering at a later time. Memorials may be made to Monarch Watch, who is affiliated with the University of Kansas (MonarchWatch.org/tagging) or Rock Steady Boxing, Bluffton.

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Steve Kunkel

May 27, 2020

Lois, Sorry for your loss. I remember Ernie from The Bowling Center. It's been awhile, but he was always pleasant to be around. Hold on to your good memories.

Theresa Bulthuis

May 26, 2020

Ernest was one of my older cousins and although I didn't know him well, I can see from the sentiments left here on this page that he was a dear, sweet person who will be truly missed. Lois, I don't believe that we have ever met in person, yet I know just a smidge about you and the life you shared with Ernie. I just wanted to reach out and extend my condolences and to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May our good God give you peace and comfort at this time and sustain you the rest of your life with wonderful memories of your dear Ernie.
Your cousin (in-law), Theresa & Ken Bulthuis

Janeen Bercot (Bowman)

May 25, 2020

Lois, we are so sorry to hear your husband Ernie has passed. It has been a long time since I have seen you, and hate that my only recent contact is to share our sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We hope your memories will stay with you for a long time, and bring happiness. Take care, and if you wish to contact me, I would be so happy to hear from you, and visit. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.
Rex and Janeen (Bowman) Bercot

David Waymire

May 23, 2020

Met Ernie and his wonderful wife Lois when they moved in to their new house the same weekend we moved in to ours just down the street. We quickly became great friends and have kept in regular touch for the past 27 years. I considered Ernie a dear friend and every time we talked on the phone we enjoyed complaining about the government or something of that nature and he would always tell me "see you got me started again" we would laugh about it. I had the honor to have been able to talk to him on Sunday before he passed. He was a dear friend and will be sorely missed, but thankful to have known him. Rest in peace my friend!

Becky Goshorn

May 23, 2020

Ernie was a memorable presence in our cardio fit class and will definitely be missed! Sincere sympathies to his family!

Margetta Stinson

May 22, 2020

Ernie made our cardio fit class a fun place to be. His pleasant manner and quick wit will be sorely missed.

Beverly Blust

May 22, 2020

Ernie loved tormenting me, it started when he was born. He was always good for a laugh. I loved when he shared life experiences with us. I'll miss you Ern and that mischievous grin. Rest in peace. Until we meet again, your loving sister.

Linda Ryan

May 22, 2020

Lois. We are so sorry for Ernie’s passing. He will be remembered for his humor and making us laugh. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Linda and Kevin and the Kallenback family

Erica Biefnes

May 22, 2020

Lois, is am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you during this time

Pat Harrold

May 22, 2020

Lois, sending hugs and prayers, so sorry for your loss.

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