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Shirley M. Thompson
1922 - 2013
Shirley M. Thompson, 90, of Twin Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Spring Grove, Ill., passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday evening April 24, 2013 at the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington.
The former Shirley McClanahan nee Lane was born on June 4, 1922 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Archibald A. and Hallie Isabelle Lane McClanahan. On Nov. 9, 1940, in Clinton, Ia., she was united in marriage to John Montgomery Thompson. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1987. She lived in Spring Grove, Ill., from 1959 until 1974. She lived in Twin Lakes in the winter and Lake Tomahawk, Wis., in the summers.
Shirley attended Northwestern University. She owned and operated the Spring Grove Feed and Seed for many years and the Windjammer Inn in Port Mansfield, TX. Shirley was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and wanted to be known as a staunch Republican. She was instrumental in organizing the Spring Grove Horse Fair and the Special Education of Lake County. She was a former member of the Spring Grove School Board and active in many Spring Grove activities. Her special interests were raising her seven children; 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She has left a legacy of over 75 descendants. She also enjoyed fishing, painting/drawing and animals. She was also a worldwide traveler.
Shirley is survived by seven children, Susan (John) Thompson Nilles of Spring Grove, Ill., Nancy Thompson of Twin Lakes, Wis., Sally Thompson Smith of Twin Lakes, Wis., Linda Jack Thompson of Rhinelander, Wis., John M. (Sandra Kohl Thompson) Thompson, Jr. of Port Mansfield, TX, Hallie J. Moline (Terry) of Eau Claire, Wis., and Merry Kris (Richard) Thompson Brow of Magnolia, TX; 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, John Montgomery Thompson III on July 25, 2009.
The Thompson Family would like to thank the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington and VNA Hospice of WI for their comfort and care given to Shirley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 30, 2013 at the Haase-Lockwood and Assoc. Funeral Home, 620 Legion Dr. Twin Lakes with Pastor Nathan Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Cole Cemetery in Spring Grove, IL. The Thompson Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Memorial remembrances may be made to the VNA Hospice of Wisconsin, 103 N. Dodge St. Burlington, WI 53105. For online guestbook: haaselockwoodfhs.com.
Haase-Lockwood and Assoc. Funeral Homes
Twin Lakes, WI 262-877-3013
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Apr. 26, 2013