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Palmer T. Thompson


Sun, Dec 31st, 2000
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Palmer T. Thompson 87, of Chatfield, a former business owner, died Sunday, December 17, 2000 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had lived since December 1999.

Born Jan. 30, 1913, in rural Lanesboro, Fillmore County, and lived in the Pilot Mound area until joining the Army. He served from 1942 to 1945. On Jan. 16, 1942, he married Ruth Anderson at the North Prairie Lutheran Church parsonage in rural Lanesboro. She died June 10. Mr. Thompson owned and operated a Skell Gas business from 1945 to 1964 and then was a rural mail carrier and school custodian until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the Chatfield American Legion, an active member of Chatfield Lutheran Church and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include a son, Donald (Beth) of Michigan City, IN.; a daughter, Darlene (William) Daniels of Stewartville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond (Vivian) of rural Lanesboro; and a sister, Melva (Hugh) McConochie of rural Chatfield. A sister preceded him in death.

The funeral for Palmer T. Thompson was held Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Christine Finsand officiating. Burial was in Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery in rural Chatfield, with military rites by the Chatfield American Legion. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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