Ronald D. Thompson

Born: Tue., Dec. 20, 1938
Died: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018


Visitation

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Location: Pioneer


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Location: Pioneer


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Ronald D. Thompson, 79, of Pioneer passed away Saturday evening at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  He was born on December 20, 1938 in Kunkle to Lauren R. and Vada M. (Fisher) Thompson.  He was part of the last class to graduate from Pioneer High School in 1957.  On November 22, 1958 he married Bertha L. Gambler in Pioneer and she preceded him in death in 2007.

Ronald worked at Essex Wire in Hillsdale, Michigan for 23 years, and Custom Fit in Pioneer for 10 years before retiring from Pioneer Transformer in 2010 after 10 years.  He was a fan of both the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Detroit Tigers.

He is survived by his two children, Brad (Brenda) Thompson of Waterloo, Indiana and Lisa L. Thompson-Dorinski of Pioneer; four grandchildren Ben (Kristy) Thompson, Brandy Thompson, Joe Thompson and Heather Dorinski-Figgins; seven great grandchildren; and one brother Roger (Marriane) Thompson of Pioneer.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bertha, one sister Norma Jean Shaffer, infant brother Richard Thompson and one grandchild Bartholomew Thompson.

Visitation for Ronald will be on Sunday, January 14th from 12-4pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.  Services will be on Monday at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Smith to officiate.  Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.  Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the family.

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Bill and Emma Bondsteel
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
To the Thompson family. We are very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We have been very close friends of Ron and Bertha and their family for many years. We took several vacations together. We are very sorry we can't be there but 600 miles and some health problems makes that to difficult. But we are certainly with you in our thoughts and prayers.

barbara carpenter
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
sorry to learn of Ron's passing. enjoyed the many Tuesday lunch visits. we chatted about many things and prayed together. He so loved his children and grandchildren. My visits to the nursing home were brief due to his fatigue - but he always greeted me with a great big smile.

my condolences to all who loved him. remember the good and joyous times you shared together when his laughter could be heard - may these offer comfort as you begin life without Dad and Grampa.

Rest in Peace Ron

Sincerely
Barbara carpenter



Terri (Ely) Geren
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Saddened to hear of Ronnie passing. I know Eldon will be happy to see him again. It was fun working with Ron at Transformer, he sure had his own way of doing things. I hope you all can find some comfort in knowing your parents/ grandparents are together again. My and Pat's sincere condolences; may God heal your hearts.

Ted & Rae Downing
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Lisa and family. We are so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came into the post office. I had just spoken to Sue a couple weeks ago inquiring about how he was. It's never easy to loose a parent. So sorry we are unable to pay our respects in person but know we are thinking of you.

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