Leo ThomsonLeo Thomson, age 88, of Barnesville, MN, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo surrounded by his family.
Leo M. Thomson was born on August 29, 1924, the son of Theodore and Mary (Pesheck) Thomson, in Roberts Township, Wilkin County, MN. He grew up in this area and received his education in Wilkin County Schools. At an early age he began farming with his father until entering the service. Leo proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during WWII where he qualified at a Sharp Shooter with the M I rifle. He served on the Cruiser USS Mobile CL 63 in the occupation of Japan - one of the first ships to enter the Japanese Harbor in Southern Kyushu.