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Gerald Thompson, 81 - November 05, 2008


Gerald Wesley Thompson, 81, of Farnam, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long-term Care facility.
A visitation was held Wed­nesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Farnam United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tess Hufford officiating. Burial will take place at the Farnam Cemetery.
Thompson was born on Nov. 17, 1926, to Owen and Lena Floy (Caley) Thompson at Farnam. He is the last male Thompson in the linage of Thomas Thompson who immigrated to America in 1860 from England.
He graduated from Farnam High School on May 25, 1944. The following day after graduating, he went to work at the Farnam Bank where he continued to work as a cashier until retiring on Dec. 31, 1991.
On Jan. 11, 1974, he married Alma Louise (Williams) McNickle at Farnam.
Thompson enjoyed trapshooting, electronics and computers, and had a special love for his dog, Bruits, according to family members.
?He was preceded in death by: his wife, Alma; his parents, Owen and Floy.
?Survivors include: a step-son, Bruce (Ann) McNickle; two step-daughters—Edythe McNickle and Linda McNickle; five step-grandchildren; cousins—Ruth Ann (Irvin) Hess of Farnam and Betty Hoppe-Stevens of Farnam; a host of other family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Farnam Senior Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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