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John Douglas "Doug" Thompson

John Douglas "Doug" Thompson

John Douglas Thompson, age 91 of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (formerly of Hudson, Wisconsin), died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Spring Valley Health Care Center in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.

Doug was born February 27, 1927, in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, to Eyner and Florence (Northquist) Thompson. He was a graduate of Centuria High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class from 1945 to 1946. He was united in marriage to Helen Frokjer on September 5, 1952, in Centuria.

Doug was employed as a lineman with Rural Electrical Association in Centuria, and later by N.S.P. (Xcel Energy) in Amery (1961-1967) and Hudson (1967-1988). Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling, snowmobiling and many other activities. In 1988, Doug retired and moved to Sutherland Oregon where he was very active in the outdoors hiking and sightseeing. In Oregon he was a volunteer at the church, senior center, salmon fish hatchery as well as many others. He returned to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin in 1998 where he also was an active volunteer at Shepard of the Valley Church and the American Legion Post 143.

Doug will be remembered for his fun loving, positive attitude and telling jokes and limericks where he would laugh harder than anyone else, which in turn made everyone else laugh. He loved spending time at deer camp with the boys' and was suspected of sneaking back to the shack to sit in his chair by the fire after everyone else left the shack to go on stands.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen in 2014; and his sister, Bonnie Wyatt. He is survived by his children, LaVonne Thompson of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and Loren Thompson of Houlton, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Jarrett Rost, Kalyn (Jan) Rost-Friedrich, Marki Thompson, and Mitch Thompson; also many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday May 18, 2018, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in St. Croix Falls. Celebration of life will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the American Legion in St. Croix Falls and continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment with military honors will be in St. Croix Falls Cemetery. Grandstrand Funeral Home of Osceola handled the arrangements.