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.