Myrtle Thompson, age 96 of Appleton passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, in Appleton Area Health Services – Care Center.

Visitation for Myrtle Thompson will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday April 27, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN.

Memorial service for Myrtle Thompson will be at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN, on Saturday April 27, 2019.

Myrtle Thompson was born November 7, 1922, in West Bank Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Martin and Clara (Snelling) Olson.  She was baptized December 8, 1922, at West Bank Lutheran Church and was confirmed July 4, 1937, at Big Bend Lutheran Church.  Myrtle attended District #85, Borgen School, through the eighth grade.

On January 10, 1939, Myrtle was united in marriage to Leonard Tommy Albert Thompson in Milbank, South Dakota.  This union was blessed with over 53 years together and three children: Robert, Richard, and Jean.  Myrtle was a homemaker and enjoyed making a house a “home.”  In her younger years she loved cooking and baking…especially when making the grandchildren their favorite foods!  She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she had been a member of WELCA, taught Sunday school and weekday school for 15 years.

Myrtle is survived by her sons: Bob (Arlene) Thompson of Alexandria, MN, and Rick (Lori) Thompson of Alexandria, MN; 6 grandchildren: Nicole (Randy), Chad, Kristi (Laura), Michael (Carole), Cassandra (Andy) and Jayson (Sandy); 6 great-grandchildren: Lexi, Zachary, Connor, Katelynn, Aiden, and Jayson Jr.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard on July 24, 1993; and daughter, Jean on January 28, 2019.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home – Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

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