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Rodney Thompson

Rodney Lee Thompson, 75, of Hatton, ND, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Mayville, ND, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton.

Rodney was born on January 1, 1942 to Lockerd and Therese (Tweten) Thompson in Grand Forks, ND. He attended country school until 8th grade and graduated from Hatton High School in 1961. He married Juliann Jorgensen on July 29, 1961. To this union, four children were born: Randy, Jeff, Teri, and Tracy. He farmed in the Hatton area all his life and was a clerk/treasurer for Garfield Township for 42 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and served on numerous boards in the Hatton community. He met everyone with a smile and his quick witted one liners left everyone laughing. One of his favorite pastimes was playing cards and games with family and friends. He looked forward to going to Arizona in the winter and reuniting with his "AZ family".

Rodney is survived by his wife, Julie, of 56 years, his children: Randy (Laurie) Thompson of Hatton, Jeff (Shelly) Thompson of Thornton, CO, Teri (David) Holden of Hatton, Tracy (Jeff) Larson of Finley. Grandchildren: David Lueker of Peoria, AZ, Jonny (Heather) Thompson of Hatton, Rachael (Josh) Hilsinger, Mackenzie Thompson, Cole Thompson, all of Thornton, CO, Lindsey (Anthony) Holden of Las Vegas, NV, Adam (Susan) Holden, Austin (Fiance Joanie) Holden and Tyler Holden of Hatton, Mikayla Larson of Moorhead, MN and Jillian Larson of Finley, ND, 10 Great-Grandchildren. Sisters: Eileen Helgeson of Moorhead, MN and Lorna Nicholson of Maricopa, AZ. Brothers: Wayne Thompson, AZ and Gene (Cathy) of Hatton. Sister-in-law, Betty Thompson of Hatton, Brother-in-law, Cecil Cordahl of Park Rapids, MN and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Viola Groen and Shirley Cordahl, and brother: Jerry Thompson.


Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Prayer Service

Sunday, August 13, 2017
6:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Funeral Service

Monday, August 14, 2017
2:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

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My sympathies to the family. May you find joy in your memories of Rodney. I always appreciated his humor.

LORI LAIN Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

Rodney was such a nice guy. My sympathy to all of the family!

Marcia Eslinger Aug 13 2017 12:00 AM

Julie and Family: Vetta and I want to extend our sympathies to you for your loss. We have enjoyed knowing Rod over these many years. May he rest in peace!

Ryle and Vetta Syverson Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to Aunt Julie and Family

Brad & Edna Thompson Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to your family.

Shirley & John Rosevold Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss you have my deepest sympathy. May God give you some peace during this difficult time. Keeping your Family in my prayers and thoughts

Sherri Garza Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Thompson family. Always enjoyed the visits with Rodney.

George Hagen Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Know that our prayers are with you and your family. Words cannot express our sympathy. The Moores.

James and Dianna Moore Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are will you all. When I first came to ND Rodney found out how much I loved corn on the cob and always teased me about corn. He was very good to me. Love you all! Tami

Tami Thompson Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to all. We have lost a special member of our AZ family.

John and Linda Miller Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

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