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Vivian Muriel Thompson


Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries



Vivian Muriel Thompson, 93, of Chatfield Minn., 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, rural Chatfield. The couple made their home on the Thompson family farm near Pilot Mound southeast of Chatfield. Vivian was a homemaker. Ray passed away on Dec. 25, 2001.

Vivian played clarinet and was treasurer of the Chatfield Brass Band. She was a charter member of the Founders Committee at 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 was adventurous and like to travel and learn new things.

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

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

Funeral service was Thursday, May 16, at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church in Pilot Mound, Minn. with Rev. Ronald and Janet Warnes officiating. Burial was in the Pilot Mound Cemetery.

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