Roger W. Thompson

Born: Fri., Mar. 8, 1929
Died: Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

Graveside Service

Mon., Sep. 24, 2018
Location: Floral Grove Cemetery


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 24, 2018
Location: Pioneer

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Roger W. Thompson, 89, of Pioneer, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on March 8, 1929 in Kunkle, Ohio to Lauren R. and Vada M. (Fisher) Thompson. Roger attended Pioneer High School and then honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. On April 11, 1953 he married Marianne Fiandt in Auburn, Indiana and she survives.

Roger retired in 1991 from Hayes Albion Corp in Bryan after 36 years as a tow motor driver. For the past 26 years Roger was the custodian and morning greeter at the Pioneer American Legion where he was a member for 66 years. He was also a member of the VFW in Pioneer, the Montpelier Moose and was a lifetime member of the Montpelier Eagles. Roger enjoyed going to auctions in the surrounding area.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marianne Thompson; one son, David (Jane) Thompson of Pioneer; two daughters, Susan (Lyle) Stevens and Roxanne West, all of Pioneer; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Norma Jean Shaffer and brother, Ronald D. Thompson.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. A graveside service will take place on Monday, September 24th at 1:30 pm at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer with military honors being presented by the Pioneer Veterans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Williams County Public Library Pioneer Branch.  

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Dawn W
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
What a wonderful man! To know Roger was to love him,he had a heart of gold. What a shock it was to hear of his passing! My heart breaks that I canโ€™t be there to say goodbye but I will visit u as you RIP. Thompson family you are a very special family to me and I send you lots of hugs and prayers till I get there to see you all! Love to all of the family๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Millie Bible
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
Dear Marianne, Dave, Susie, and Roxanne and to all extended families. George and I would like
to express our sincere sympathy to you all. May you have comfort in the days and
months to come. Prayers to you all.

Dorothy Zylka
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
R.I.P. Roger..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Bill and Emma Bondsteel
   Posted Sat September 22, 2018
Marianne and children. We are very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He leaves us all with a lot of good memories. He was a very unique man. I very often think of something he did or said that created a good memory. God bless you all during your sorrow.

Carla Repp and Glenna
   Posted Sun September 23, 2018
Roxanne So Very sorry to hear about dad. Just always remember the great times you have shared with him.Prayers for you and the family!!! If anything we may do for you let us know!!!

Ann and Dawn Kunkel
   Posted Sun September 23, 2018
To The Thompson Family, We are so sorry to hear of Rodgers passing he will always be remembered. We are thinking of you all at this time. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all.

liz lawson
   Posted Mon September 24, 2018
Dave Susie and Roxanne , sorry to hear of your dads passing. praying for peace and comfort.

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