In Memoriam

Roger C. Thompson
April 7, 2022

Obituary & Life History


East Chain, MN

            Memorial Services for Roger C. Thompson, 75, of East Chain, MN will be held at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 with a meal and visitation following the service until 7:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in East Chain. Roger passed away on Thursday morning, April 7, 2022, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, IA. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements. 

            Roger Cecil Thompson was born on October 1, 1946 to Merwin and Helen (Zoeller) Thompson in Fairmont, MN. He graduated from Minnesota School for the Deaf in Faribault, MN and then went on to graduate from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C in 1970.

            Roger was united in marriage to Donna Bosek on July 17, 1971 in Riverside, IL. Roger grew up on the farm and farmed and raised breeding hogs for many years. In 1992, Roger decided to find time to slow down and smell the roses after quitting the large-scale swine production. He bought land and completed a log cabin project at the end of the Gunflint Trail on the shores of Lake Saganaga and Sea Gull River. Roger loved the outdoors and spent many winters up at the cabin where he was able to do his favorite things including reading, canoeing, fishing, cross country skiing, and feeding and identifying birds.

            Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Tony Thompson, Tara (Justin) Thedens and Todd (Malorie) Thompson; grandchildren, Oliver and Nola Thedens and Elsa, Vaughn and Deacon Thompson; brother-in-law, Wallace Christ; mother of Roger’s children, Donna Bosek; and other extended family.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Merwin and Helen Thompson; sister, Marilyn Christ; and niece, Kristin Christ.

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