|Margaret Thompson, 86|
|Written by TRF Times|
Grygla - Margaret Thompson, 86, died Monday, August 27, 2007 at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31, at Grace Lutheran Church, Grygla, with Rev. Mary Gilthvedt officiating. Casket bearers included all of Margaret’s grandchildren, Steve McEnelly, Judy Johnson, Jenny Bard, Donny Bross, Pam Jeffress, Stacy Bohn, Jon Passer, Megan Thompson and Justin Thompson. Interment was held on Friday, August 31, 2007 at Bagley City Cemetery, Bagley.
Margaret Anderson was born April 16, 1921 in Bagley, the daughter of Victor and Thea (Ysen) Anderson. She grew up in Bagley where she attended school and graduated from Bagley high school in 1940. Following her schooling, Margaret moved to Chicago, Ill., where she worked for a dry cleaner. She met Amos Thompson and on February 14, 1943, she was united in marriage to him in Chicago.
After their marriage, Amos joined the United States Navy and Margaret moved back to Bagley. After Amos’ discharge, the couple moved to Mt. Vernon, Ill., for two years and back to Bagley for a short time. They moved to Weme, in 1948 and in 1955, they moved to Grygla, where they have since resided. The couple traveled to Belize, Central America in 1985, where they spent a year.
In January of 2005, Margaret entered Thief River Care center, Thief River Falls. She was a bookkeeper at Grygla Creamery, Grygla School and Mar-Bel Homes.
Margaret was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Ladies Group and Bible study group. She held various offices at the church and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Margaret liked to knit, crochet, play cards, read devotions, go for car rides and read the newspaper to her family and anyone else who would listen. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by husband, Amos, Grygla; children, Mary (Larry) Bross, Isanti, Paula (Terry) Babcock, Alamo, Calif., Paulette (Rick) Passer, McGregor and Robert (Lori) Thompson, Grygla; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet (Archie) Baumann of Wells and Avis (Art) Sletten of Bemidji; brother-in-law, Delbert Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Ill., along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margaret was preceded in death by an infant son, John and parents, Victor and Thea Anderson and mother and father-in-law, George and Sarah Thompson, along with several brothers and sisters in law.