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Elaine Thompson

Elaine J. Thompson, age 83, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, June 7, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Eagle Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Elaine Joyce Thompson was born on December 9, 1931, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Harry and Ella (Ennenga) Osborn. She was the sixth born out of nine children. Elaine grew up and received her education in Willmar. On October 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to Willis E. Thompson and to this union they were blessed with six children. She worked hard as a homemaker. Her family was Elaine's life and she stressed how family was so important. Willis passed away in 2011. Elaine enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn and going on walks and knowing her Jesus.

She is survived by three daughters, Deb (and Arnie) Golberg of Willmar, Linda (and Jim) Wiegmann of Raymond and Melissa (and Bart) Bradford of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Michelle (and Luke) Iverson, Richard (and Anita) Wiegmann, Samantha Wiegmann (and Lance Esterly), Travis (and Kari) Thompson, Hannah Weber (and Mike Stenzel), Paige Weber, Lola Bradford and Libby Bradford and eight great grandchildren, Mariah Steffensen, Keaira Schulenburg, Hayden Iverson, Rylan Wiegmann, Harlow Wiegmann, Leila Jaimes Iverson, Owen Iverson and Kylie Thompson. Also surviving are three sister-in-laws, Elaine Osborn of Ramsey, Gwen Osborn of Red Oak, IA., and Dianne Osborn of Rocklin, CA., besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Mary Katherine and Shirley Lee in infancy and Vicki Thompson in 2003; one grandson, Jesse Golberg in 2008; one sister, Kathryn Lundquist and seven brothers, Walter, Harry, Robert, Gary, Harris, LeRoy, and Gerald.

Cemetery Details

Eagle Lake Lutheran Cemetery
1660 60th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN, 56201


JUN 11. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


JUN 12. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



JUN 12. 11:00 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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To Linda and family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Thank you for including us in her birthday party last year. It was great to meet your family and wish your mother a happy birthday. It is a good memory for me in many ways. I am praying for all of you.

Deb Heide - June 09, 2015 at 08:01 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

This is something I thought I would never have to go through. I thought, somehow magically, you would live forever, my heart is broken. Now you are in heaven, soaring with the other angels. I love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my Mommy you will be.

Melissa Bradford - June 09, 2015 at 08:59 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I love you mom, there is so much silence in this house and yet I feel you and know your at peace, finally!!! I will always carry you in my heart. Until we meet again!!

debbie golberg - June 09, 2015 at 08:37 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Debbie Golberg lit a candle in memory of Elaine Thompson

debbie golberg - June 09, 2015 at 08:33 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Wiegmanns (Jim's Mother, Brothers and Sisters) purchased the Peace, Prayers & Blessings - Pink and White for the family of Elaine Thompson.

The Wiegmanns (Jim''s Mother, Brothers and Sisters) - June 11, 2015 at 08:52 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Linda, Debbie, and Missy, our hearts ache for you. When you hurt, we hurt. Please know we are here for you and will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days and weeks ahead. Love you much.

Mark and Pam Peterson - June 11, 2015 at 02:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM