Carol Thompson, 1942-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Memorial services for Carol B. Thompson, 76, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Shane Koepke will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Carol Thompson

Carol died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary’s campus.

Carol B. Thompson was born July 29, 1942, in Calmar, Iowa, the daughter of Julian and Mildred (Jerdee) Hopperstad. She graduated from Albert Lea High School. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She liked to help at the Eagles club with bingo. Carol enjoyed puzzles, bird watching, scrolling through the internet, eating out, traveling, sightseeing and visiting the casino. She also liked fishing and camping. Carol loved to spend time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan.

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Carol is survived by her son, Mark Thompson, and daughter, Brenda (Dan) Whelan; grandchildren Keslie Thompson and Christina Jepson; great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Riley and Maliah; a niece and nephew; and her significant other of 41 years, Steven Lowman.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and siblings,Marilyn Brandt and John Hopperstad.