David A. Thomson of Otsego, Michigan, died Friday, March 9, 2007 in Kalamazoo. David was born December 15, 1955 in Allegan to Duane and Beverly (Piffer) Thomson and was a lifelong resident of the area. When he was growing up his father was in the U.S. Air Force and the family had lived in several countries, including Okinawa. He was employed with Humphrey Products for 15 years and Hy-Tech Spring and Machine in Plainwell for 2 years. Dave enjoyed cars, especially his black ’87 Mustang GT 5-liter with T-Tops. His favorite leisure activities included softball and baseball, serving as scorekeeper at ball games, bowling, camping, hunting and traveling. He was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and enjoyed plowing snow with his truck. Dave loved the weekly family get-togethers with his parents, sisters and brothers, where they would hang out, barbeque and play volleyball. Dave especially loved spending time with his grandkids, taking them to movies, eating at Big Boy and shopping with them. He was a member of the Martin Lions Club. Surviving are three children, David Troy (Ronda) Thomson of Otsego, Steven (Ashley) Thomson of Otsego and Jessica Thomson (Justin Schwartz) of Mattawan; 8 grandchildren, Hallie, Dallas, Collin, Darrien, Madelaine, Kayla, McKenzie and Noah; his step-father, Luther Lampp of Otsego; three sisters, Terri Wrobleski of Wayland, Tonya (Adam) Hall of Plainwell, Tracey (Jim) Yoder of Gobles; two brothers, Pete Thomson of Gobles and Mike (Carla) Thomson of Oswego, Kansas; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Tom, and brother-in-law Wayne Wrobleski. Friends met the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 13, 2007, Rev. Jack Eitelbuss officiating. Burial followed at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to his family toward expenses (checks to Jessica Thomson).
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