Richard Verdayne Thompson
Richard Verdayne Thompson
Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednes-day, Nov. 14,

2012, at the Harmony Community Health Care Center.

Richard Verdayne Thomp-son was born June 28, 1931, to Charley A.

Thompson and Elfrieda (Olness) Thompson. He was baptized at Union Prairie

Lutheran Church, and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1949. He served

in the U.S. Air Force from April 1951 to April 1955. He built grain bins in

western states until he came back to farm in 1960.

He enjoyed his vegetable, raspberry, and flower gardens and enjoyed

doing shop projects, and working on his cars. He was a member of the

American Legion of Lanesboro, Post #40 and of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Milicent (Robert) Pehrson of La Selva

Beach, Calif., and Berniece Thompson of Albert Lea; a nephew, Gregory

Pehrson; and a niece, Crystal Pehrson (Johnson).

A memorial service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro,

Tuesday, Nov. 20, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating.

Military rites were performed by the American Legion Post #40 after the

service at the church. There will be a private burial at a later date at the

Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lanesboro.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with

arrangements. www.rileyfuneralhomes.com/507-867-4310