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Russel Webb "Russ" Thompson Obituary
THOMPSON, RUSSEL WEBB "Russ"; a Naples resident; passed away peacefully March 9, 2013. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. As a young man, he enjoyed athletics including baseball, skiing and golf. He graduated from Ferndale (MI) High School. Following service in the Army and then Marines, he married Donna Kelly of Detroit, Michigan. They raised five children, Russ, Greg, Pat, Jeff and Kelly. During this time he worked as a police officer in the suburban Detroit city of Southfield. He retired from the police force (1976) to begin a business in landscape maintenance with his son Jeff. Donna passed away in 1983. In 1984, he married Jane Joyce of Union Lake, Michigan. Both avid golfers, they enjoyed 29 years of marriage. Jane's children, Deborah, Allison, and Johnston embraced Russ as a beloved step-father. In retirement, he loved the beach, pool, golfing and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He will be missed by his family and many friends in Michigan and Florida. A Memorial is planned at Baker's Restaurant Milford, Michigan, April 14, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Published in The Oakland Press on Apr. 7, 2013
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