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Brian J. Thompson

December 5, 1948 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 70)

Brian Jeffery Thompson, age 70, formerly of Wautoma passed away Dec. 17, 2018 at his home in Appleton.

He was born Dec. 5, 1948 in Berlin, the son of Ellef N. and Florence A. (Gutreuter) Thompson. Brian was a 1967 graduate of Wautoma High School.                                                                                                                      

He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1967 until 1969. Brian graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Social Work and obtained his Master’s Degree from UW-Madison. He was employed as a Psychiatric Social Worker for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tomah for many years until his retirement. Brian enjoyed attending concerts, plays and sporting events, especially following the Wisconsin Badgers.

He is survived by one sister; one brother; a sister-in-law and their families: Mary Pat Thompson, Wautoma; Terry (Kathy) Thompson, Mount Morris, their daughter Dawn (Sherman) Potts, children Faith Parker (Forrest Edgren), Harley Edgren, Sierra Parker (Jake Handrich), Johnathan King: their son Tim and Angie Thompson, children Junior, Annie, Billy, David, and 10 grandchildren: Patricia Thompson and her son Christopher, grandson Tyler. He is further survived by other relatives and many special friends, including Jim Bahrke, Dick Pomplun and Mike Roberts. Brian was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Gordon Thompson and Bruce Thompson.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma with Rev. David F. Greskowiak officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wautoma. Relatives and friends may greet the family at the Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Please wear Badger or casual attire. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Brian’s memory.


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