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Luetta "Lu" Thompson

January 22, 1933 — December 20, 2016

Luetta "Lu" Thompson

Luetta “Lu” A. I. Thompson, age 83, of Miltona, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, under the care of hospice and surrounded by family in Dilworth.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, West Miltona with Rev. Terry Finnern officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Tuesday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Luetta Anna Ida Thompson was born on January 22, 1933, to Fred and Ida (Kalpin) Hertwig at home in Miltona. She was baptized at home and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She attended Country School District #59, through the eighth grade. Lu helped on the family farm. She was united in marriage to Neil P. Thompson on August 5, 1953, in Seguin, Texas. Following their marriage, they lived and raised their children in Moorhead. Lu spent most of her career working at Fairmont Creamery. In 1987, Lu and Neil made their home living and enjoying retirement on Lake Miltona. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Lu enjoyed indoor and outdoor flowers, cross-stitching, and playing cards. She especially loved family gatherings where she enjoyed watching everyone fish and swim.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Doris; and brother, Fredrich.

Luetta is survived by her son, Gale (Vicki) Thompson of Rapid City, South Dakota; three daughters, Carla (Mark) Irons and Connie (Bob) Bulik both of Moorhead and Cindy (John) Schmitt of Dilworth; eight grandchildren, Justin (Kimberly) Irons, Paul (Sheena) Schmitt, Michael (Maia Rasmusson) Schmitt, Troy (Shelby) Thompson, Brian (Ann) Bulik, Matt Bulik, Tara (Michael) Johnson, and Carly (Casey) Veil; eight great-grandchildren, Jolee, Keaton, Maddie, Tatum, Brody, Brooke, Aubry, and Reed; four sisters, Ina, Bernice, Florence, and Marie; brother, Marvin; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Justin Irons, Paul Schmitt, Michael Schmitt, Troy Thompson, Brian Bulik, and Matt Bulik.


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