Robert Thompson, 87

Robert L. Thompson, 87, LaFontaine, passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor - East, in Wabash. 

He was born on March 15, 1932, in Wabash County, to the late John S. and Leona (Beidel) Thompson. 

Robert married Lorraine Hopkins on Nov. 11, 1956.  Robert was a farmer and he retired from General Motors in Marion. He enjoyed traveling for his job at GM.  Robert also loved watching sports, especially IU and Purdue games.  He was an avid golfer, loved listening to Elvis and enjoyed riding tractors. Most of all, Robert loved his family and spending time with them.

Robert served in the National Guard and was a member of the United Automobile Workers Union.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lorraine; sons, Brian Thompson, of Wabash, Robert Thompson, of Frankfort, Dan Thompson, of Wabash and Michael (Trina) Thompson, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Deborah (David) Conley, of Huntington; sisters, Dolores Snyder, of LaFontaine and Kay White, of Roann; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at McDonald Funeral Home, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with burial following immediately at the LaFontaine IOOF cemetery.  Visitation hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2019 May 14