Clyde Thompson, 77, Houghton, died at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Park Place Long Term Care Unit in Mt. Pleasant.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton where there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 3 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. at the church. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
The mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton with Father Gary Beckman as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. John’s Church Cemetery in Houghton.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Born June 16, 1935, at Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Fredric C. and Ruth E. Choate Thompson. On May 12, 1956, at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul he married Florence Menke.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton. He was the owner and operator of Thompson Farm Supply near Houghton for 22 years. He was an Honorary Life member of the Houghton Knights of Columbus Council #3905. He served on the Marquette School Board and the Marquette Foundation, was also a member of the Holy Name Society in Houghton. He enjoyed playing cards, dominos and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steven (Deb) Thompson of West Point, Gary (Gale) Thompson of Houghton and Darrell Thompson of Houghton; one daughter, Lora (Les) Roth of Donnellson, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Garmoe of Montrose, Louise Carr of Rock Island, Ill., Nellie Pohlpeter of Ft. Madison, Shirley Burroughs of Davenport; and two brothers, Joe (Jackie) Thompson of Ft. Madison and Fred (Joann) Thompson of Mt. Hamill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard “Rick” Thompson; two brothers, Hubert, in infancy, and Norman Thompson.