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LeRoy Gordon Thompson

LeRoy Gordon Thompson

LeRoy Gordon Thompson, 84, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn. He was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Turtle Lake, Wis., to Albert and Ellen (Aro) Thompson. LeRoy was united in marriage to Genevieve Grover on Jan. 12, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minn. He farmed in the Foxboro, Wis., area prior to serving in the U.S. Army. After the military, LeRoy moved to Wrenshall, Minn., and worked for Wood Conversion, Potlatch Corporation and Transport Inc. He also helped his son with the construction of four houses, and he enjoyed woodworking.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven; and one brother, Donald.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; two sons, Dennis and Gerald (Mary Kay) Thompson; three daughters, Linda (Patrick) LaVoy, Bonnie (Steven) Monfeldt and Brenda Martin; three brothers, Arthur (Marcella), Stanley and Rodney (Charlene) Thompson; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation: Monday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, with military honors presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship room, and interment service at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton.

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June 19, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.