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January 23, 2012 – Monday, December 24, 2012

Service Information
Big Coulee District Center in rural Peever
Saturday, December 29th, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Big Coulee District Center in rural Peever
Friday, December 28th, 2012
Beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Melissa Ann Thompson, age 37, of Fargo, North Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, December 24, 2012 at Tekakwitha Living Center in Sisseton.

She was born on January 23rd, 1975 to Robert and Phoebe (Quinn) Thompson in Sioux City, Iowa.

Missy received her education at The Tiospa Zina Tribal School and Aberdeen High School and at Weber-Basin Job Corp where she studied welding.

Missy held many jobs in Fargo, Moorhead area as a non-traditional construction worker. She was skilled in concrete, dry-wall and marble ceramic tile setting and roofing.

Missy made her home in The Fargo-Moorhead area for fifteen years where she made many friends.

Missy mentored the youth in the Fargo-Moorhead area through the Big Brother/Big Sister club. She enjoyed taking them to the movies, roller skating and buying them gifts.

Missy loved a wide variety of music and she loved attending concerts and dancing. She was fun-loving, humorous, and loyal. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed watching football and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Missy will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Survived by her father: Robert Thompson; mother: Phoebe Thompson; a brother: Dustin Wade Thompson; Autumn Rose Thompson; many other relatives

Preceded in death by maternal grandfather: Clifford Quinn and maternal grandmother: Dorothy Rose Atkinson, paternal grandfather: Edward Thompson, uncles: Robert Richotte and Aldred Quinn and a cousin Duran Richotte.

Funeral services for Melissa Ann Thompson will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 2:00 P.M. at The Big Coulee District Center in rural Peever.

Interment Big Coulee Ascension Cemetery.

An all night wake will be held on Friday, December 28th at The Big Coulee District Center at 7:00 P.M. Pastors Enright Big Horn and Milton “Nippy” Owen will officiate. Eulogy by Katie Hill.

Honor Song by LaVern Black Thunder.

Special music by Moonlight Aadland, Joe & Kathy White, Butch Felix and other singers.
Misty Dawn Langdeaux.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be All of Missy’s Relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers will be Raymond Eagle, William Langdeaux Jr. Kevin Amos, Cole Richotte, Tyral Richotte and Geremy Tayler.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Fran Necklace Opitz

    Am so sorry to hear of her passing and am shocked as I didn’t know she was sick. Will be thinking and praying for the family.

  2. Belinda Hanson

    I am sincerely sorry for the family’s loss. She was an awesome person that I only knew for a short time. I really enjoyed cutting her hair & visiting with her at Thrifty Cut in Fargo. Peace be with you:)

  3. tonia faye gill

    I am so sorry for your loss and I wasn’t able to make it. Rest easy Missy.

  4. LaShannon Jean Quinn

    Missy, I love you. I miss you like krayzie. I’m doing my best to make a difference in the FAM. Times are so sad lately… I know you see. I just wanted to write to you and make myself seem silly, IG. Hope your having a good journey and if you could would you give my love to all our family there too please and ask them all to pray for who’s left of us. The family is very broken and lost. Love you all. Also pray for me please, I need strength and guidance please. I hope you like the photo I took for you of us… My beautiful Cuzz, miss you.
    Thee Wanzi & Only,
    LaShay J Quinn


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