Marilyn Thompson, 69, Breckenridge, MN, died on Monday, October 22, 2007, at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge, MN, with family by her side, following a courageous five-year battle against cancer.
Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, MN, with the Rev. Terry Tilton officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, MN.
Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in New York Mills, MN.
Pallbearers are Paul Eichhorn, Elliot Stoll, Todd Hietala, Matthew Hietala, Mike Neels, and Gerald Loher.
Marilyn Jane Anderson was born July 30, 1938, in Newton Township, New York Mills, MN, the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Johnson) Anderson. She attended school in New York Mills and graduated in 1956.
Marilyn married Jack L. Thompson on October 11, 1958, in Wadena, MN. They lived in several different states including Louisiana, California, and Wisconsin, while Jack served in the United States Air Force. Following Jack's retirement in 1975, they moved to New York Mills, MN, and in 1987 moved to Breckenridge, MN, where Marilyn served Wilkin County as secretary for the Veteran's Service Office for fourteen years. She retired in 2001.
Marilyn was a member of the Breckenridge United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women (UMW), American Legion Alfred Lochman Unit #53 Auxiliary, life member of VFW Auxiliary Unit 2677, past member of the Breckenridge Library board, and was a member of Minnesota's Veteran's Service Officer's Secretarial Association.
Marilyn enjoyed walking, bicycling, reading, spending time with friends and family, especially her eight grandchildren. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be sadly missed by all.
She is survived by: her husband of 49 years, Jack Thompson, of Breckenridge, MN; children, Flint (Kelly) Thompson, Eau Claire, WI, Cheryl (Tim) Stoll, Dent, MN, and Joy (Paul) Eichhorn, of Breckenridge, MN; eight grandchildren, Emily, Erica, Ennon, and Elliot Stoll, Jordan and Jaclyn Thompson, and Evonne and Olivia Eichhorn; one sister, Jerilyn (Clarence) Hietala, Fisher, MN; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents Harold and Marjorie Anderson.