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Nels Thompson

Male 1874 - 1962  (87 years)


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Obituary- Thompson, Nels 1

Nels Thompson, 87, retired farmer and a longtime resident of the Delia community died Monday evening at his home after a year’s illness.

He was born August 24, 1874, in Maysville, Mo. He moved to Delia in 1897 and settled on a farm six miles north of Delia.

He was baptised in the Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Delia. He was married to Alta Keller of Delia March 6, 1899. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in March of 1949 and their 60th in March of 1959.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Alta; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Herrington, Silver Lake, Mrs. Christina Bowers of Delia, Mrs. Emma Bowers of Delia and Miss Ina Thompson of Topeka; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and one brother, Chris Thompson of Delia.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. today (Thursday) at the Presbyterian Church in Delia. Rev. Don Sears will conduct the services. Mr. Thompson will lie in state at the Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys from noon Wednesday until time of the services Thursday. Burial will be in Adrian Cemetery, Delia.

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