Wilma Thompson, 1924-2020

Published 1:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memorial services for Wilma “Willi” Thompson will be at 10:30 a.m. May 23 at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea with Chaplain Don Malinsky officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Thompson, Iowa. Bonnerup Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

Wilma Thompson

Wilma “Willi” Thompson passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Community-The Woodlands in Albert Lea. She was 95 years old.

Wilma F. Thompson was born April 24, 1924, to parents Clemet and Anna (Flo) Fure in Winnebago County, Iowa.

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One of 11 children, she grew up in Kiester and attended high school in Rake, Iowa. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Thompson.

Wilma was married to Donald Hauge and they divorced after 25 years. She was a waitress in Minneapolis for 32 years.

On Jan. 5, 1976, she married Donald Thompson. They enjoyed living in Kerrville, Texas, where she was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Willi enjoyed playing golf, dancing and traveling. Her favorite places to visit were Norway and Alaska. She was skilled at sewing and would make some of her own clothes. Willi was very fond of her nieces and nephews, never having children of her own.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Annie Bryant, of Lake Tahoe, California; stepson, Danal (Sue) Thompson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; step-grandson, John Thompson, of Wisconsin; step great-granddaughter, Mady Thompson; sister, Berdell Trytten; as well as many dear nieces and nephews.

Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thompson; parents Clement and Anna Fure; siblings Odvin, Bernet, Sarah, Luvern, Josephine, Glen, Jenning, Percing, Kenneth and twin brother, Wilmer; and step-grandson, Jessie Matt Thompson.