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Dwight Lyman Thompson
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1877
Death: Jun. 12, 1946

Dr D.L. Thompson, who had practiced dentistry in Gothenburg for more than forty years, passed away last Wednesday at Grand Island following a lingering illness.

Dwight Lyman Thompson was born September 27, 1877, at Senecaville, Ohio, and died at St Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Nebraska, June 12, 1946.

Most of his boyhood was spent on a farm near Corning, Iowa, and this indelibly stamped him with a love for the farm and farm people.

He graduated from the old Corning Academy in 1896, and chose Dentistry as his profession, attending Iowa State University for his pre-dental work, and later finishing at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery.)

Dr. Thompson located at Atkinson, Nebraska, and practiced his profession for more than thirty. While there, he met Rose E. Sturtevant, whom he married, on September 30, 1903. After living at Albion for a while, they moved to Gothenburg in March of 1905. In Gothenburg, he built up an imposing list of friendships to which death is only a temporary veil.

(Dr Thompson consistently raised a large vegetable garden, and was a great grower of green peas. Also, he regularly had a milk cow. He had a venerable dry sense of humor.

To Dr. and Mrs. Thompson were born four children, one of whom preceeded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Rose E., two sons: Burton of Hastings and Gerald of Sutherland, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Rudd of Chicago, ILL; two sisters: Mrs. Andrew Langland of Winnder, SD, and Mrs. Jesse Deck of Rockford, ILL; two brothers, Charles of Columbus, NE, and Emmett of Pasadena, CA, and eleven grandchildren.

Dr Thompson had been an active member of the Methodist Church ever since he came to Gothenburg, particularly enjoying his work in the choir, as well as serving as a member of the Official Board, and was a Sunday School teacher.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church by the Pastor, Rev. Bert A. Bessire, on Saturday afternoon and interment was in the Gothenburg Cemetery. Singers were Rahl Buddenberg, Howard Anderson, Glenn Bryant, and Bernard Ristine, with Carolyn Sholund as organist. Serving as pallbearers were: Dr. E C Stevenson, Bob Ostergard, Gene Ostergard, Albert Wicklund, Gage Ostergard, and C A Bryant.
Family links: 
  Jacob Thompson (1848 - 1919)
  Harriet Ellen Thompson (1849 - 1928)
  Rose Ellen Thompson (1879 - 1979)
  Gerald Norvin Thompson (1910 - 1995)*
  Harry Ernest Thompson (1874 - 1950)*
  Dwight Lyman Thompson (1877 - 1946)
*Calculated relationship
Gothenburg Cemetery
Dawson County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: CONNIE FYFE
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Oct 28, 2008
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Dwight Lyman Thompson
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 Added: Jul. 25, 2012
We shall meet some day. Rest in peace.
 Added: Feb. 10, 2011

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