January 7, 1934 - June 6, 2020
Gerald “Jerry” Thompson, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, June 6, 2020 at PioneerCare. Jerry was born on January 7, 1934, at his home in Leaf Mountain Township to Guy & Alice (Thorson) Thompson. He graduated from the Ashby High School in 1951. Jerry attended the National School of Meat Cutting of Toledo, OH. On July 25, 1953, Jerry and Beverly Stavaas were united in marriage at Ten Mile Lake Lutheran Church, Dalton, MN. After moving to Fergus Falls, Jerry began working various meat processing jobs, most notably for Schweigert Meats and then later for the Sun Mart Foods meat department until retirement. Jerry was on the Dane Prairie Township Board; he was a Bailiff and a Sheriff Posse for Otter Tail County for over 15 years; he was involved with the Lake Region Thresherman’s Association in Dalton, MN; he was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN; and he was also a lifetime member of Eagles 2339, Fergus Falls, MN. Jerry was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with his family. He was known by many as someone who would help wherever help was needed from serving lutefisk at church, to helping with woodworking projects for the grandkids, to cutting up venison for family and neighbors. Jerry is survived by his wife, Beverly; and their children, Debbie (Roger) Ness of Fergus Falls, MN; Steve (Carri) Thompson of Fergus Falls, MN; Scot (Sara) Thompson of Green Bay, WI; David (Janelle) Thompson, Moorhead, MN; grandchildren, Trevor Ness, Monica Ness-Diestler (Chris), Jeremy Ness, Ben (Monica) Thompson, Rebekah (Marcus) Meder, Mark (Selja) Thompson, Emily (Brian) Metz, Erik Thompson, Drew Thompson & Devon Thompson and twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Vonnie Anderson, Dilworth, MN; sisters-in-law, Marj Thompson of Ashby, MN, LaVay Thompson of Battle Lake, MN, Patricia Thompson of Cary, IL and a brother-in-law, Norbert Evavold of Ashby, MN. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Guy & Alice Thompson; a son, Mike Thompson; brothers, Duane Thompson, Harley Thompson, Dennis Thompson; a sister, Joan Evavold and a brother-in-law, Harold Anderson. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a walk-thru visitation on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls. A private family service & burial will be held Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Eldredge officiating. Interment will be at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls, MN. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Pioneer Cottages or Zion Lutheran Church both of Fergus Falls, MN. Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN. Online condolences can be left at www.OlsonFuneralHome.com.
Gerald “Jerry” Thompson, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, June 6, 2020 at PioneerCare. Jerry was born on January 7, 1934, at his home in Leaf Mountain Township to Guy & Alice (Thorson) Thompson. He graduated from the Ashby High... View Obituary & Service Information
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