Alvin Harold Thompson
April 5, 1935 - December 3, 2018
Alvin Harold Thompson, Albert Lea, Minnesota died peacefully at his home on December 3, 2018 at 83 years of age. Alvin was born on April 5, 1935 in Forest City, Iowa, to Anna Hanna and Harold Thompson. After graduating from Emmons High School in 1953, Alvin worked at Queen Stoves in Albert Lea before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Alvin was stationed at bases in Panama and Bermuda and assigned to the VP 45 bomber crew team. He married Ann Marie Thompson in June 1959 in Duluth, farming in the Emmons area before adopting their two children, Troy and Annamarie. Alvin also worked as a tool and die maker in Lake Mills and served on the Nunda Township board from 1982 – 2006. The couple moved to Albert Lea in February 2014.
He will be sorely missed by his many beloved friends, relatives, and extended family. Alvin is survived by loving wife, Ann Marie; children, Troy Thompson (Michelle) of Clarks Grove, MN; Annamarie Saarinen (Paul) of North Oaks, MN; Grandchildren, Holly Thompson, Cody Johnson, Jack Hingos, Elle and Eve Saarinen; and Great Grandchildren, Ashton Johnson, Arya and Jayce Zeigelman-Hingos; brothers, Ronald Thompson (Nyla) and Gilman Thompson (Nylene); sisters-in-law Linda Peterson, Lois Koehler, June Hall (Allan), Susan Kreager (Russ); and brother-in-law Odell Odberg (Lovey) and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anna and Harold Thompson, step-mother Charlotte; father and mother-in-law, Gunder and Verna Odberg; brother, Gordon Thompson and brothers-in-law, Roy Odberg (Jane) and Manley Koehler, sister-in-law Linda Peterson's husband, Harlan; and niece, Kelly Kreager.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Albert Lea Hospice who comforted and cared for him in his last weeks of life. Visitation to be held at Bayview Funeral Home, 1415 Hwy 13 North, Albert Lea, Friday, December 7, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 2 p.m. at Emmons Lutheran Church, 490 Pearl Street, Emmons, MN. Military honors will be accorded by local veteran's organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmons Lutheran Church, Albert Lea Hospice or NewbornFoundation.org. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.