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Donald G. Thompson, age 85, of Skokie, formerly of Evanston. Graduate of the University of Chicago; Professor and Former Chairman of the English Dept. at Wilbur Wright College and pioneered the English For Credit program at WTTW Channel 11; Member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team of the 1948 London Olympics; 1953 U. S. Épée Champion; Recipient of the University of Chicago Amos Alonzo Stagg Award for Scholar Athletes; Life Member of the Art Institute of Chicago; and longtime subscriber to the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Beloved husband of Marguerite "Peggy," nee Bangert; Dear father of Donald L. and David M. (Virginia) Thompson and John E. (Shannon) Locsin; Loving grandfather of Jordan Locsin, Daniel, Stephen and Andrew Thompson; Beloved son of the late Esther and Donald S. Thompson; Fond cousin of the Frank and Noreen Tobin Family. Memorial Gathering Sunday, March 10th, from 3 to 6 p.m., with Memory Sharing at 4:30 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie. Memorial contributions may be made to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 70 E. Lake St., Suite 720, Chicago, IL, 60601 or to the U.S. Olympic Committee, National Processing Center, P. O. Box 7010, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-8010. Funeral info: 847.673.6111 or www.habenfuneral.com.


Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 28, 2013
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