Larry D. Thompson, 71, of Hernando, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Hospice of Citrus County Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Larry was born Aug. 8, 1941, in La Crosse, Wis., the son of Maurice and Pauline Thompson. He received a bachelor's degree in education, a master's in biology and a second bachelor's degree in accounting from Winona State. He was a biology and math teacher for 30 years. He taught in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas. Larry moved to Citrus Hills in 1989 from San Antonio, Texas. He was an avid supporter of the U of F Gators and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Survivors include his significant other of 32 years, John E. Marmish of Hernando; sisters, Nancy Forsyth and her husband Dennis of Houston, Minn., and Kathy DeWit of Plymouth, Minn.; six nieces and nephews, Patrick Forsyth (Nancy) of Houston, Minn., Taylor Forsyth (Tami) of Eden Prairie, Minn., Mitchell Forsyth (Heather) of Lakeville, Minn., Danielle Walters (Steve) of Houston, Minn., Jesse DeWit (Amelia) of Plymouth, Minn. and Ange McCoy (Nathan) of Maple Grove, Minn.; and many great nieces and nephews.
Larry's family will receive friends at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, FL 34442, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, from 2:30 p.m. until the hour of service. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Blyth and the Rev. Daniel Lyman presiding. Larry would have requested that you dress comfortably for the service. Flowers or memorial contributions to the Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 2824, Crystal River, FL 34429-2824 would be appreciated. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.