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Mansfield Lutheran Church
Tuesday February 13th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Wednesday February 14th, 2018

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Earl Bruce Thompson

Earl Bruce Thompson was born April 20, 1931, the son of Hartwick and Gladys (Reistad) Thompson.  Born and raised in Albert Lea, he graduated from Albert Lea High School. Earl farmed all of his life and was a recipient of the Outstanding Young Farmer Award.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.  On July 19, 1953, Earl was united in marriage to Ruth Paulson at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church.  He was a life-long member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council and the Central Freeborn Cemetery Board.  Earl was also a past member of the Boards of St. John’s Lutheran Community, the Manchester-Hartland Telephone Company Board, the Village Co-op Board, and a member of the Gideons.


Earl is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Wendy (Barry) Moszer, Brian (Nora) Thompson, and Mark (Dawn) Thompson; grandchildren, Amber (Bronson) Power, Marie (Todd) Schrankel, Emily (Jon) Kruse, Eric (Megan) Thompson, Travis Thompson, and Samantha Jean Thompson; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Barb) Thompson and Roger (Mary Lee) Thompson; sister-in-law, Marjorie Lau; brother-in-law, Harold (Myrna) Paulson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Earl was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Robert Moszer; and father- and mother-in-law, Walter and Helga Paulson.


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You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am blessed by having known Earl. He was a fine man. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM

Ruth, so sorry to hear of your loss. Earl was always one of my favorite people.

Jim Carney Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent on February 13, 2018

Our sympathies to the entire family. I have many fond memories of Earl. I had spent countless nights at your home and thinking of it brings back great thoughts. I wish good thoughts and blessings. Wayne Sorensen and Mary Hughes

Expression of Sympathy Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 13, 2018

Our sincere sympathy, Ed and Mary Lunn and family

Expression of Sympathy Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on February 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family. Just had a great visit with Earl, he will remain in my thoughts and you the family in my prayers. Letyour wonderful memories of Earl help you get through the tough times.

Dale and Shirley Leeman Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Earl Thompson

Lisa Johnson Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

A Beautiful in Blue was ordered on February 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Ruth and family: My mom Berneta Hansen so enjoyed her visits with you as she was across the hall from Earl at St. John's on Luther Place.Our prayers are with you and your family. I worked with Mary Lee a few years back at Farmer's Home Administration.

Sandra Doppelhammer (daughter of Berneta Hansen) Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on February 11, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM