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Gorden Thompson

September 19, 1926 — April 24, 2018

Funeral services for Gorden Thompson of Cyrus, MN will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, with Reverend Chris Richards officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in St. Petri Cemetery in Cyrus.

Gorden Stanley Thompson, son of Sigvald and Marie (Anderson) Thompson was born September 19, 1926 in Cyrus, Minnesota. He attended Cyrus High School and actively farmed his entire life. He was united in marriage to Esther Christensen on March 3, 1951 at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Cyrus, in a raging blizzard. The couple spent their entire life on a farm north of Cyrus.

Gorden was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as accompanist for the church choir and assistant organist for 65 years. Uncle Gordy loved to tease his nieces and nephews and later on his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gorden died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, MN. He was 91 years old.

He is survived by one daughter: Mona (John) Dickey of Donnelly; three sons: Paul (Sherry) Thompson of Starbuck, John (Deborah) Thompson of Starbuck and Joel Thompson of Cyrus; three grandchildren: Marie (Steven) Ackerman of Hawley, Robyn (Andrew) Krasky of Alexandria and Kevin Dickey of Cold Spring; four great-grandchildren: Alison Krasky, Brooke Krasky, Benjamin Ackerman and Jase Ackerman; two sisters: Marilyn Schaffer of Hutchinson and Vernett (Larry) Kannegiesser of Morris; two brothers: Luther (Joycelyn) Thompson of Norcross and Donald (Rose) Thompson of Cyrus; one brother-in-law: Knute (Rosalie) Christensen of Morris; one sister-in-law: Dawn Christensen of Sun City, AZ and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther on December 3, 2017; his parents; one sister: Ruby Damskey and one brother: Kenneth Thompson

Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 26, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 27, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

200 E Main St, Cyrus, MN 56323

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