Raymond Thompson, 1935-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, July 26, 2015

Memorial services for Raymond “Ray” D. Thompson of Albert Lea will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church Chapel, Albert Lea. The Rev. Diane Odermann will officiate.

Raymond Thompson

Raymond Thompson

Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea Veteran’s Organizations.

Ray died on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. He was 79.

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He was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Albert Lea, the son of Carl and Mabel (Halverson) Thompson.

He attended Albert Lea schools where he was in the Golden Gloves, and he and his brothers Lars and Mike were called the Three Musketeers. He later attended technical school in Red Wing.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church where he married Sandra Moucha in December 1972 in the chapel.

Ray had been a truck driver, cab driver and had various other jobs.

He enjoyed fishing, fixing cars, collecting books, riding motorcycles, bartending and trips to Diamond Joe Casino.

Ray is survived by his wife, Sandra; children Rodney, Kathy, Steve, David and Patty and their families; sisters Doris Trustem and Shirley Larson; brother, Lawrence Thompson; and brother-in-law Larry Moucha and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clayton “Mike” and Robert and sisters Margie, Helen and Mary.