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Mary Lou (Katzung) Thompson

March 12, 1932 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 88)


Private Memorial Service for Mary Thompson, age 88 of Albert Lea, will be held on Thursday (6/25) at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home where they will be forwarded on to the family. Online condolences are welcome at

Mary L. (Katzung) Thompson of Albert Lea passed away peacefully on June 20th. Mary was born on March 12, 1932 in Kiester, Minnesota to Barney Louis and Maletta Elizabeth (Hintz) Katzung. She grew up in Albert Lea where she attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked at DuPont Auto Paint.

Mary was united in marriage to Paul D. Thompson on May 24, 1953 at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Mary resided in Albert Lea with her husband Paul and raised three sons. She worked at the library and the cafeteria at Hawthorne Elementary School in Albert Lea. She was very active at Salem Lutheran Church where she served on the Wedding Committee for 27 years. Mary enjoyed visiting her Grandchildren, reading, crocheting, “Sew and Tell” at church, and vacations at Anglers Beach at Cass Lake, Minnesota.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband Paul; sons Michael (Anita) Thompson from Charlotte, North Carolina and Randy (Heather) Thompson from Kellogg, Minnesota, daughter-in-law Colleen (Jay) Flint from Richmond, Texas; grandchildren Morgan (Timothy) Dalisay, Carley (Ryan) Patronella, Hunter Thompson, Chase Thompson, step-grandchildren Travis (Julie) Proctor, Tom (Anissa) Proctor; and five great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Barney Louis and Maletta Elizabeth (Hintz) Katzung, brother Raymond Merle Katzung, sister Bette (Lowell) Tonding, and son Kim Thompson.

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Private Services

Salem Lutheran Church
115 North Washington Ave.
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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