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Published September 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Marion Elizabeth Thompson

Marion Elizabeth Thompson, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Westby, Wisc., on July 27, 1920, to Hilda and John Anderson. She graduated from Central High School in LaCrosse, Wisc., and worked at the LaCrosse Garment Manufacturing Company as an operator and instructor, and at the Northern Engraving and Manufacturing Company.

On March 6, 1944, she married Donald Gilmore Thompson. Marion, Donald and their family moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1956, where Marion worked for many years at Scheels Hardware. The family were longtime members of the First Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Marion Elizabeth Thompson

Marion Elizabeth Thompson, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Westby, Wisc., on July 27, 1920, to Hilda and John Anderson. She graduated from Central High School in LaCrosse, Wisc., and worked at the LaCrosse Garment Manufacturing Company as an operator and instructor, and at the Northern Engraving and Manufacturing Company.

On March 6, 1944, she married Donald Gilmore Thompson. Marion, Donald and their family moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1956, where Marion worked for many years at Scheels Hardware. The family were longtime members of the First Lutheran Church in Fargo.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and traveling, but especially fishing when she had the opportunity.

Marion is survived by her children, Richard Thompson of Stanton, N.D., Donald Thompson, Madison, Wis, Alan Thompson, Fairfield, Iowa, Margery Jones (John Bross), Oro Valley, Ariz., three grandchildren, Robert Hagen, Roseville, Minn., Eric Thompson, Mandan, N.D., and Amy Purdy (James Purdy), Tucson, Ariz., her four great grandchildren, Ella Hagen, Oscar Hagen, Logan Purdy and Lucas Purdy, as well as her sister-in-law Audrey Anderson, San Diego, Calif., many nieces and nephews, and her great friends Millicent (Sis) Weber, LaCrescent, Minn., and Noel Grossman, Concord, N.H.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings; Charles Anderson, John J. Anderson, and Margaret (Peg) Colleran.

Marion was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

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