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John Kenneth Thompson

January 4, 1937 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

John Kenneth Thompson, age 84, of Moorhead, MN formerly of Walker, MN began his spiritual journey on November 5, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side.  John was born a Losh on January 4, 1937, in Bena, MN and was later adopted by John and Marjorie (West) Thompson.

John grew up in Walker and attended Walker High School where he was class president.  He was also the captain of the football team.  John worked at one of the local gas stations in town and for Sandy’s grocery store before enlisting in the United States Air Force.  He served his country for four years before being honorably discharged in December of 1959.  Following the service, he attended BSU where he attained a bachelor’s degree in business.  For several years, John was a loan appraiser for the Small Business Administration and worked out of the Federal Building in Fargo.  John loved to teach young people and he used his teaching ability to teach Sunday School at Grace United Methodist Church.  His passion was to pay it forward and would use that all around the community.  John was very vital in achieving grants to build the Northern Lights Casino in Walker.  His kindness and humor will be missed by all his family and friends.

The family that John joins again are his bride; Ona, his parents; John and Marjorie and one grandson; Ben.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his son; Mark (Shana) Thompson of Moorhead, MN, daughter; Suzan (Mark) Wolter of Moorhead, MN, grandchildren; Matthew Wolter of Moorhead, MN, Joshua (Jennifer) Wolter of Chisago City, MN and Sarah Tumey of Moorhead, MN and six great grandchildren, Liv, Meryl, Ana, Cynthia, Nora and Thatcher.

Funeral services for John will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13th, 2021, with visitation one hour prior to the service all held at the United Community Church of Walker.  Pastor Michael Small will officiate.  Interment will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Walker.  Military honors will be accorded by Walker American Legion Post #134 honor guard.

John’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may be given at www.northernpeace.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 13, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Community Church of Walker
1100 Minnesota Avenue West
Walker, MN 56484

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Community Church of Walker
1100 Minnesota Avenue West
Walker, MN 56484

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