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Donald Leverne Thompson


Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Donald Thompson, age 73, of Mabel, Minnesota died August 30, 2003 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Donald Thompson was born September 22, 1929 in Spring Grove, to Larney and Eldora (Danielson) Thompson. He graduated from the Canton High School in 1947. From August, 1948 to July 1950 he served in the United States Army where he worked in the Armys post office. On September 4, 1953 he married Donnis Gleisner at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn.

Mr. Thompson worked for a short time in the offices at Minneapolis Moline in Minneapolis before returning to the Mabel area where he farmed for forty years until 1994 when he retired because of a stroke. The couple also owned and operated the Shoe String shoe store in Mabel for fourteen years. He was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and the American Legion Post 299.

He is survived by his wife Donnis of Mabel; a daughter Robin and Craig Arneson of Lakeville, Minn.; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five sisters Carmona Sauer

and Eloise and Merle Bergey of Harmony, Dianna and Kenneth Eickhoff of Fountain, Patricia and George Snell of Canton, and Sharon and Robert Peterson of Winona, Minnesota; three brothers Paul of Harmony, Steven and Lois of Dodge Center, and Rodney and Carol of Mabel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Burial will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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