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Howard Thompson

November 27, 1919 — June 12, 2010

Howard Thompson

A Time of Remembrance and Sharing for Howard Thompson will be held Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Ranney Funeral Chapel in Wheaton. Howard passed away Friday evening at his home in Wheaton at the age of 90 years. Howard George Thompson was born November 27, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio to Charles and Eloise Anna (Kelly) Thompson. After graduating from high school in Cleveland, Howard began working for the Cleveland Electric and Illuminating Company. When World War II began, Howard enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent three years fighting for his country. Following the war he returned to Cleveland and continued working for Cleveland Electric as a lineman and retired after 42 years with the company as a night Supervisor. In retirement, Howard moved to Port Clinton, Ohio, where he spent 29 years on Lake Erie. He loved boating, fishing and the Lake Life . Howard spent his winters in retirement in Brownsville, Texas, where he met Delores Rusch. They were married on April 9, 2002. Together they spent their winters in Brownsville and spent their summers in Wheaton, Minnesota and Port Clinton, Ohio. Howard loved to be active and enjoyed dancing, card games, a good story, and continued biking until just last year. He always had a special liking for dogs, and enjoyed it when friends would stop by with their dogs for a visit. Howard always had a treat for them. Howard is survived by his wife: Delores, two children: Charles Lee Thompson and his wife Kristen of Johnstown, Ohio, and daughter: Jane Ann Thompson of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, four step-children: Lori (Mason) Mehring of Fargo, North Dakota, Tammy (Bill) Lopez of West Fargo, North Dakota, Becky (Scott) Olson of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Scott Schmitz of Menahga, Minnesota, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Ruth (Boots ) and one sister: Mildred.
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