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Leon Thompson

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Leon Thompson

Leon Thompson, 79, of Beresford, SD passed away peacefully Saturday, September 30, 2017 surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 2PM Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Romsdal Lutheran Church, rural Beresford. Visitation will be 4-8PM Tuesday at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with the family present from 6-8PM and a prayer service at 7PM.

He was born July 2, 1938 to Herman and Frances (Meyer) Thompson in the family farm home near Beresford. He attended Silverlake Rural School and then worked on the family farm. Leon married Betty Thornton August 5, 1959 in Sioux Falls. They moved to the family farm and farmed there from 1959 until his retirement in 2011. Leon and Betty moved into Beresford in 2004.

He attended auctioneer school in Mason City, Iowa. Leon was a member of the Farmers Coop elevator board, Romsdal Cemetery board and a lifetime member of Romsdal Lutheran Church. He thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 58 years, Betty of Beresford; children, Lynda Thompson of Sioux Falls, John (Jackie) Thompson of Beresford, Susie (Brian) Frick of Yankton and a daughter-in-law, Monica Jensen of Beresford; five grandchildren, Matt Thompson of Sioux Falls, Justin Thompson of Beresford, Brandon Frick, Becky Frick and Michael Frick all of Yankton; sister, Marion Neuroth of Beresford and brother, Larry (Phyllis) Thompson of Beresford and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Frances; sister, Marjorie Jensen; brother, LeRoy Thompson; son, David and a granddaughter, Amanda.
Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 2, 2017
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