Eugene Thompson

Service of Remembrance for Eugene “Tommy” Thompson, 90, of Reeder, ND will be Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. MT at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Reeder, ND.  Pastor Deb Molbert will officiate and burial with Full Military Honors will be afforded by the Carl Hendrickson American Legion Post #51 of Reeder, will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery, south of Reeder.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Reeder.
Eugene passed away at the Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger, ND on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Eugene Thompson was born on May 18, 1928 in Dawson, Minnesota to Elmer and Rose (Bubak) Thompson.  He grew up on the family farm outside of Montevideo, MN.  Eugene served his country when he enlisted in the United States Navy on February 2, 1946 and was honorably discharged on November 29, 1947.
He moved to the Reeder, ND area where he met his future wife, Evelyn Hemmann.  They were united in marriage on August 4, 1952 and were blessed with two sons, Wayne and Clyde.  Along with farming, Eugene was employed at Knife River Coal Mining Company for 36 years and retired on March 10, 1989.
In retirement, he continued farming and enjoyed travelling and spending time with family and friends.  Eugene especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons.  He will be greatly missed by everyone.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Evelyn Thompson, Reeder; their sons, Wayne (Marianna) Thompson, Devils Lake, ND and Clyde (Carol) Thompson, Bismarck, ND; three grandsons, Chad Thompson, Bismarck, ND, Craig Thompson, Denver, CO and Matthew Thompson, Yuma, AZ; sister, Deloris Sundlee, Montevideo, MN and a sister-in-law, Delores (Wilbert) Wirth, St. Louis, MO as well as other extended family members.  Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Raymond and two sisters, Virginia Thompson and Darlene Tostenson.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be given to the charity of their choice.
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