Richard Thompson, 86, of Lanesboro

Richard Thompson

Richard Paul Thompson, 86, of Lanesboro, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1933, in Cresco, Iowa, the only child of David and Vinona (Schneckloth) Thompson.

He attended Gribben Valley and Whalen schools in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1952.

He was a farmer, but mostly loved the outdoors from beekeeper to hunting, fishing, trapping, and he was always there to lend a helping hand for whoever need it.

He is survived by a number of cousins and his second family, the Wagners.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Vinona.

A funeral service for him was held on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Lanesboro with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Spring interment will take place at the Lanesboro cemetery.

Riley funeral home is assisting with the arrangements.

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