Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:30 AM
Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednes-day, Nov. 14,
Richard Verdayne Thompson
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