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December 25, 1951-January 4, 2021

Donald Gene Thompson, age 69, of St. Paul, MN journeyed to the Spirit World on January 4, 2021.

He was born on December 25, 1951 in Bagley, MN the son of Melvin Jackson and Elizabeth Marion Thompson.

He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school.  Donald graduated from Vocational High School in 1969.   He then entered military service.

Donald honorably served his Country in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.

He was formerly employed at the Flour City Brush Company for twenty-five years.

Donald enjoyed spending time with grandkids, bowling, puzzles and watching T.V.  He loved telling jokes!

Survived by his wife: Donna; children: Nathan Thompson, Stacy Gonzalez (Juan Gonzalez Sanchez) and Janelle Thompson (Cristian Miranda); three grandchildren: Alicia, Janiyah and Dylan; two sisters: Betty and Cheryl; two brothers: Robert and Robin; many niece, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by a grandson Jayden, his parents, three sisters Melvina “Tiny”, LouAnn and Sharon; and by a brother Charlie.

Funeral Services for Donald Thompson will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at Spielman Mortuary, 344 University Avenue, St. Paul.  Interment with military honors Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Visitation Monday, January 11th from 4-8 P.M. at the Spielman Mortuary.

Casket Bearers will be Michael J. Yzaguirre, Michael A. Yzaguirre, John Bobolink, Jeremy Foy, Richard Foy and Cristian Miranda.

 

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