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Mabel Thompson

Mabel M. Thompson, age 91, of Willmar, died Monday evening, Oct. 22, at Vista Prairie Senior Living.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar.  Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com

Mabel Marie Thompson was born on October 9, 1927, in Janesville, Minnesota, the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Naporra) Born. She grew up and received her education in Janesville and returned to work on the farm as a homemaker.  Mabel was united in marriage to William Thompson on Sept. 24, 1949, in Janesville. Mabel and William moved around Minnesota until settling in Willmar.  She was the secretary at Redeemer Lutheran Church for over 16 years where she remained an active member.

Mabel enjoyed sewing, knitting, crochet work, and quilting, along with embroidery. Mabel was active in her church quilting group where they assembled quilts and afghans for those in need. Mabel loved to sit and read, spend hours talking on the telephone, and tend to her flower gardens. Mabel found ultimate joy in being with her family and friends and fishing at Tamarack Bay.

She is survived by her two grandsons, Brent Thompson (and Elizabeth Starke) of Monticello and Alex Thompson of Maple Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Bill” Thompson; son, Steven Thompson; and brother, Adolph Julius.

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