Florence L. Thompson, 90, of Paynesville died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud. Her memorial service will be 11:00 am Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at a later date. A visitation will be held Friday, from 5-8:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Florence Luella Thompson was born October 13, 1928, in the Irving Township, the daughter of Casper and Louise (Mickelson) Olson. She grew up on the family farm where she attended District #66 Country School. Florence then went on to graduate from New London High School.
In 1947 Florence was united in marriage to Alton (Tip) Thompson. This union was blessed with a daughter and two sons. The family made their home in New London, Paynesville, and Portland, OR, before settling back down in Paynesville in 1975. Florence was one of the first employees hired at Fleet Supply in Paynesville. She worked there until her retirement in 1993. After Florence retired she did daycare for her grandchildren, whom she adored. In 1988, Tip died, they shared 41 years together.
Florence was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church and the Paynesville American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and board games, embroidering, counted cross-stich, traveling, watching sports especially the Twins, and family holidays and get-togethers.
Florence is survived by her children: Marlene (Allen) Theel of Paynesville, Ronald (Marcy Dingmann) Thompson of Paynesville, and Gary (Karen Mumm) Thompson of Paynesville; grandchildren: Julie, Pamela, Roger, Jeffery, Kayte, Trista, Dustin, Abby, and Lucas; foreign exchange student, Jennifer; ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brother, Harlow Olson of Hawick; and many nieces and nephews.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tip; and siblings: Lucille, Violet, Arnie, Orlean, and Pearl.