Royal Dean Thompson

Royal Dean Thompson

Birth
Brookings, Brookings County, South Dakota, USA
Death 27 Jul 1976 (aged 48)
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 24189932 · View Source
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Royal Dean Thompson, 48, of Gary, SD passed away Tuesday evening, July 27, 1976 at the home of his son.
Mr. Thompson was born on July 18, 1928 in Brookings, SD and attended school there until his senior year when he attended at Frederick, Wisconsin. He married Marilyn Nielson June 6, 1951 at St. Lawrence, SD, while he was in the Army. He has farmed in the Gary community since April of 1953. He recently sold his farm to his sons and built a new home to retire.
He was a member of the united Methodist Church and the American Legion Peden-Cole Post No. 109 of Gary. He served on the school board for many years and was a director of H-D Electric at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Doyle, David and Duane all of Gary; five half brothers, Robert, Garry, Larry, Roger and Glenn, all of Wisconsin; two sisters, Luella O'Brian of San Francisco, California, and Mrs. R. J. (Joyce) Dougherty of Buchanan, Michigan, and a host of friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Submitted by Ray Wiese

Royal Dean Thompson was born July 18, 1928 at Brookings, S.D., son of Olive and Ray L. Thompson. He attended Brookings public schools except his senior year when he resided with his father at Frederick, Wis., where he graduated.

He served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 109 of Gary and a member of the United Methodist Church. He served on the school board many years and at the time of his death was serving as Director of H-D Electric Coop.

He married Marilyn Nielsen June 6, 1951 at St. Lawrence, S.D. while in the service. The couple has farmed in the Gary community since April, 1953. They recently built a new home to retire near Gary, and their three sons began farming.

Royal is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Doyle, David and Duane, all of Gary; 2 sisters Luella O'Brien, San Francisco, Calif., Joyce (Mrs. R.J. Dougherty) Buchan, Mich.; 5 half brothers, Robert, Garry, Larry, Roger and Glenn, all of Wisconsin, and a host of friends and relatives.

He died suddenly in a tractor accident on his son's farm July 27, 1976. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held from the United Methodist Church at Clear Lake on Friday, July 30, 1976 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Salmonson officiating. Music was provided by Berwyn Crume, Robert Law, Maynard Cochrane, and Richard Salmonson who sang "Are Ye Able" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". The congregation sang "The Church's One Foundation". Margaret Salmonson played the organ. Caksetbearers were Franz VanderDoes, LaVerne Hults, Claude Cadwell, Richard Koerlin, Leonard Keimig and Leonard Cornell. All other friends are considered honorary pallbearers. Burial was in the Grand View Cemetery, Gary. Graveside rites were conducted by the Peden-Cole Post No. 109 of the American Legion. Noon meal was served by the Legion Auxiliary and United Methodist women at the Gary Legion Hall.

Eng's Funeral Home of Clear Lake and Toronto was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Lori Boeckman


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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 26 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24189932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Royal Dean Thompson (18 Jul 1928–27 Jul 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24189932, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .