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Vivian Muriel Thompson

Mon, May 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Vivian Muriel Thompson, 93, of Chatfield, died Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Vivian was born May 3, 1920, in Chatfield to Ernest and Nellie (Schroeder) Engle. She graduated from Chatfield High School with the class of 1937. On Sept. 3, 1953 she married Ray H. Thompson at North Prairie Lutheran Parsonage. They couple made their home around Chatfield. Vivian was a homemaker. Ray passed away on Dec. 25, 2001.

Vivian was a member and treasurer of the Chatfield Brass Band. She was a charter member of the Founder Committee for the Chosen Valley Care Center, and was a member of Pilot Mound Lutheran Church, WELCA. Vivian was a church organist for 40 years, and a member of the Pilot Mound Busy Bees. She also volunteered for the Chatfield Tourism Center. She loved music, crafts and time spent with family.

Vivian is survived by one son, Robert (Kathie) Thompson of Pilot Mound; one daughter, Chadra (Ken) Hess of Rochester; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, Murral Engle.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church in Pilot Mound, with Rev. Ronald and Janet Warnes officiating. Burial will be in the Pilot Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements.

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