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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
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Jean Thompson
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1929 - 2018
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Obituary for Jean Thompson (Paulson)

Jean  Thompson (Paulson)
Funeral services for Jean Thompson, 89, Fergus Falls, MN, formerly of Platte, SD will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Platte with Pastor Joel Davis officiating. Jean passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at her home. A committal service will follow at Platte City Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Cory Thompson, Eric Thompson, Jesse Arbuckle, Dustin Holter, Brian Thompson, Luke Albertson, Levi Holter and Nate Thompson. Honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters: Heidi Mason, Betina Fry, Kerry Thompson, Erika Willey and Stephanie Pillatzke.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.

Jean Thompson was born on March 29, 1929 to Jonas and Amber (Fotheringham) Paulson in Platte, SD. She attended school in rural Platte and graduated from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, MN.

Jean was united in marriage to Ray Thompson on August 25, 1948 at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. God blessed their union with five children.

After marriage they lived in Froid, MT, Williston, ND, and Henderson, MN before settling in Platte. Recently she moved to Fergus Falls, MN to be closer to family.

Jean loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly, serving them vanilla shakes & caramel rolls any time of the day or night. She worked at the Platte school lunch program and enjoyed working with children every day. She also worked at the nursing home helping residents at mealtime with patience and care. Jean had a deep faith in Jesus as her Savior and served God throughout her life in various ways. She had the gift of hospitality, always having a pot of coffee ready for visitors. Jean was a prayer warrior for family and friends desiring all to come to faith in Jesus.

After moving to Fergus Falls, Jean surprised her family with a talent (hidden from her children) of playing the piano. She could be found playing the piano alone or for a sing along in the community room in her apartment building.

Grateful for having shared in Jean’s life: her five children: Gary (Dorinne) Thompson of West Battle Lake, MN, Rick (Cindy) Thompson of Bismarck, ND, Tanda (Joel) Albertson of Leland, IA, Rhonda Weyer of Minot, ND, and Terri (Perry) Hoff of Sioux Falls, SD; 13 grandchildren: Cory (Kathy) Thompson, Heidi Mason, Jesse (Karessa) Arbuckle, Stephanie (Nick) Pillatzke, Nate Thompson, Eric (Mindy) Thompson, Brian (Robyn) Thompson, Kerry Thompson, Luke (Monica) Albertson, Erika (Aaron) Willey, Betina (Doug) Fry, Dustin (Trina) Holter and Levi Holter (Lindsay); 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Faith (Gene) Van Zee, brothers-in-law: Howard Thompson and Gordon Carter; sister-in-law, Harriet Thompson; along with many nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by: her husband, Ray (Aug. 4, 2015), her parents; two sisters: Marian Jorgensen and Ruth Carter; and a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Mason.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through Memorials in Jean’s honor may be directed to: Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, 300 West 7th St., Platte, SD 57369 or

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