Marne Thompson – Obit

Marne Thompson of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at his Red Lake Falls home.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Reverend Jonathan Dodson officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Red Lake Falls, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 5 -8 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Marne Theodore Thompson was born February 10, 1941, at Rainy River Ontario Canada son of Howard and Marion (Kolser) Thompson. He was raised there and attended school in Morson, Ontario until the age of 12 when he moved to Winnipeg where he finished high school. He attended 2 years of Manitoba University receiving a degree in architecture. During the two years at the University he played football. Marne walked the horses at the Assiniboia Downs horse track. He moved back to the Morson area where he worked at Dalseg Hardware Store and became manager.

On November 16, 1962 Marne was united in marriage to Shirley Nordin at the Little Village of Bergland. The first event held at the Trinity Lutheran Church was their wedding. The couple moved to Red Lake Falls in 1966 and purchased the Hunt Hardware which they owned and operated until their retirement in 2010. The 44 years they owned Thompson Hardware he was involved in the Volunteer Fire Department as volunteer and chief for many years, Oak Knolls Golf Course, the Red Lake Falls Sportsman, the Red Lake Falls Flying Club, Boy Scouts, Inter-County Board, was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Marne enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, cooking. Most of all he loved and cherished the time spent with his family.

Marne is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Shirley Thompson of Red Lake Falls, MN; children Deb Gagner of Red Lake Falls, MN and Jeff (Colleen) Thompson of Lynd, MN; grandchildren Aaron (Ashley) Gagner of Red Lake Falls, MN, Grant (Ashley) Gagner of Fargo, ND, Kristin (JJ) Hamre of Beltrami, MN, Jill (Aaron) Thibert of Red Lake Falls, MN, Jenna (Paul) Davenport of Madison, WI, Matthew Thompson of Lynd, MN, Zachary (Teegan) Thompson of Lynd, MN, Alexander Thompson of Lynd, MN: great-grandchildren Aadin, Adley, Ames, Lainey, Brooks, Nora, Harper, Lucy, Jackson, Sawyer, William, Ava, Harvey: sister Doris Mykatowich of Winnipeg, Canada.

Marne is preceded in death by his parents, brother Emmette, sister Ruth, Shirley’s parents Harry and Mabel, brother-in-law Larry, and sister-in-law JoAnn.

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