Robert Thompson, 89, of Brainerd

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

Robert B. Thompson, 89, Brainerd, Minn., passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.

He was born on June 26, 1916, in Brainerd, to Robert Burton and Hester Jane (Caughey) Thompson. He was an avid sportsmen who played many years of baseball and softball with Brainerd and Nisswa teams. Bob loved the outdoors and stayed active with fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and golf, which he did enthusiastically into his mid-80s. He was a salesman for Nash Finch Wholesale Foods, based in Brainerd. Throughout his years as salesman he achieved many top sales awards within the company, remaining at Nash Finch until his retirement.

He is survived by his son, William (Duncan), and wife, Jean (Stardig), of Mitchell, S.D.; his daughters, Georgia Lee, and husband, Joseph Quinlan, of Denmark, S.C., Robin, and husband, Bill Laumann, of St. Peter, and Paula Jane (Thompson) Ciffra, of Albert Lea; eight grandchildren, Robert B. Thompson Jr., Jo Anna Corban, Daniel Quinlan, Christopher Quinlan, Shannon Newlin, Kelly Laumann, Casey Ciffra, and Zachary Ciffra; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Margaret Cimenski; and one brother, W.W. Thompson, both of Brainerd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Glendora; three sisters and one brother.

Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.