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Leo R. Thompson, 88

Leo Roy Thompson, age 88, of New Richmond, died Monday, Feb. 27, at the Deerfield Gables Care Center.

He was born the son of Raymond and Ida (Neumann) Thompson on March 23, 1928, in Altura, Minn. In 1934, the family moved to a farm near Deer Park, Wis. On July 19, 1952, Leo married Ethel Frank. They lived on the farm until Leo was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving his country, Leo and family moved into New Richmond. In 1959, they moved to Boardman. Leo worked at United Refrigerator in Hudson for many years. He later worked at Doboy Packaging in New Richmond. Leo and Ethel were caretakers for Boardman Cemetery for many years. Leo was known for repairing bicycles for many of the kids that grew up in Boardman. He enjoyed camping and fishing, taking many trips to Canada, as well as, lakes in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He especially loved taking his grandchildren fishing. Riding snowmobile was another pastime Leo enjoyed, ATVs, too. In 2005, Leo moved to Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond and later to the Deerfield Gables.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ida Thompson; wife, Ethel Thompson; and brothers-in-law, Raymond Hammelman and Harvey Frank.

Leo is survived by his children, Roger (Gay) Thompson, Judy (Roger) Moore and Linda (Terry) Miller; grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, Jaclyn Thompson, Rachel (Kirby) Gowen, Adam (Rika) Miller, and Shelley (Chad Peterson) Miller; great-granddaughter, Lindsey Peterson; sister, Lois Hammelman; sister-in-law, Shirley Frank; brother-in-law, Wesley Frank; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1097 Scott Road, Burkhardt, WI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel, 112 W 3rd Street, New Richmond, WI, and on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Boardman Cemetery in Boardman, Wis.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.