Olive Thompson, 93, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 29, 2006

Funeral services for Olive E. Thompson, age 93, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at the Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Linda Gunderson will officiate. Interment will be in the Central Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church.

Olive died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center.

Olive Evangeline Thompson was born July 8, 1913, in Bancroft Township to Ole K. and Clara (Morreim) Rorvik. She attended school in District 19.

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On Feb. 14, 1937, Olive married Everett Thompson at the Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong member of Central and was active in the Altar Guild and the church women and held many offices in these organizations. Olive also taught Sunday school, served as the superintendent, and sang in the church choir. Family was very important to Olive and good food was always there for you. She had worked at St. John&8217;s Lutheran Home as a cook for many years.

Olive enjoyed the many activities at the Good Samaritan home. The staff and residents became like more of her family. She was always appreciative of visits from friends and family.

Survivors include her daughters, Sylvia (Alan) Wilson of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Linda (Jerry) Heideman of Hartland; son, Gary (Dianne) Thompson of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Lisa (Pat) Smith, Bradley (Erin) Wilson, Scott (Belinda) Wilson, Randy (Nancy) Heideman, Rodney (Kara) Heideman, Robert Heideman, Monica (Jeno) Kuennen, Aaron (Heather) Thompson, Abbie (Chad) McGregor, and Jennifer (Dave) Munyer; great-grandchildren: Evan Smith, Connor and Jack Wilson, Derek and Desirae Heideman, Dylan Paulson, Dakota Heideman, Landen Kuennen, Emma and Lily Thompson, Spencer and Halie McGregor, and Ally Munyer; sisters-in-law: Bernice Thompson, Grace Arneson, Harriet Broskoff, and Elaine Erickson; brothers-in-law: Palmer (Marjorie)Thompson, Earl (Bev) Thompson, Paul (Mary) Thompson, and David (Marlene) Thompson.

Olive was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett in February 1987; and sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Norton Nelson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Good Samaritan Center for their loving care.