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Harry E. Thompson

Harry passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2023 at American House in Jenison.

He was born July 17, 1931 in Metcalf, Illinois, the son of Lex and Vera (Stark) Thompson. Harry owned and operated Thompson Electric and was co-owner of Professional Code Inspections. As a young man Harry enjoyed car racing and spending time at the Kalamazoo Speedway.

He also liked hunting, watching golf and football and spending time at his cottage up north. He was a member of the Otsego Elks, was a scout master when his boys were younger and served on the Otsego City Planning Commission. On February 24, 1951 in Otsego he married Nanette Judd who passed away in 2006.

Surviving are his children, Katherine (Bill) McLoud of Jenison, Tom Thompson of Middleville and Sue (Greg) Morrison of Jonesville; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Marcia Thompson Slusher and Max Thompson both of Kentucky along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Dick Thompson and daughter-in-law, Wendy.

Friends may visit with Harry’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to Boy Scouts of American Troop 98 of Otsego.

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Bonnie goodacre

January 9, 2023 at 4:08 pm

So sorry for your loss. Knew your parents back when you were little and lived on ravine rd. Initially through Elwood electric I believe. Your parents were both exceptionally nice people. Condolences to you children and to your children, I can only imagine how loved all of you were by Nan and Harry.

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Katherine A McLoud

January 12, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words and memories. I recall a little bit of when Dad worked at Elwood Electric.

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Joni Thompson McNamara

January 9, 2023 at 6:49 pm

Rip Uncle Harry…I know, you will be surrounded with family now that you haven’t seen in a long time..Aunt Nan, Grandma and Grandpa, Brothers Gerald, Zane,Ramon and sister Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time.

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Katherine A McLoud

January 12, 2023 at 4:38 pm

Thank you, Joni for your thoughts and prayers.

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Tammy Pfau Leonard

January 9, 2023 at 8:48 pm

Kathy, Tom, Sue and Family

Please except my sincere condolences and prayers for comfort. Your dad is now able to be with your mom who he always talked about. Please forgive us for not being at your dad’s celebration of LIFE as we are out of state . GOD Bless

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Katherine A McLoud

January 12, 2023 at 4:39 pm

Thank you Tammy and thank you for being such a good neighbor to Dad.

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 6:36 pm

Thank you Tammy and thank you for being such a good neighbor to him; and helping him out.

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Neta Nowak

January 9, 2023 at 11:39 pm

Kathy, T I’m, and Sue. I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of spending time with your family. Harry always walked me home when I was done babysitting

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 6:44 pm

Thanks, Neta. We had some happy neighborhood memories, didn’t we?

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Janelle Turner Oberhill

January 10, 2023 at 10:58 am

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Harry and Nan and family were my first friends when I moved to Otsego. They welcomed me with open arms, and included me in family gatherings. He will be missed.

Janelle Turner Oberhill

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 6:49 pm

Thank you Janelle for your kind words.

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Sherry Hanson

January 10, 2023 at 12:46 pm

Kathy, Tom & Susan – my heartfelt condolences. My memories of your dad go way back when we were kids . Your parents were good friends to mom & dad. May the memories fill the empty spaces.

Sincerely,

Sherry (Howrigon) Hanson

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 6:53 pm

Thanks, Sherry. Yes, our parents go a long ways back (their school years)with their friendships and they had many good times together.

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Karl Frederiksen

January 10, 2023 at 3:28 pm

Condolences from Karl and Sue Frederiksen. Harry was a nice man and good neighbor!

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Thank you and thank you for being a good neighbor to him.

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david thompson

January 11, 2023 at 10:31 am

There are those rare individuals who always put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Harry Thompson was one of those rare individuals. It was an honor to know him and be related to him. He was our favorite uncle. When I last spoke with him, he told me of the time he had believed in Jesus Christ so we will see him again. To Kathy, Tom and Susan know that we love you, hurt with you and are praying for you. David E. Thompson

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:30 pm

Thank you David, for your thoughts, prayers and love. It means alot.

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Mrs. Jim Hewitt (Patti Khodl)

January 11, 2023 at 4:04 pm

Dear Kathy & other family members, As soon as I saw the name I just knew it had to be your dad. So sorry for your loss. I would love to come to the service, but am under the weather so will just keep you in thoughts. Hugs to you!

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:31 pm

Thank you Patti, for your kind words and keeping us in your thoughts.

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Leona McLaughlin

January 11, 2023 at 7:09 pm

How quickly time passes. It doesn’t seem that long ago that our family and yours were together enjoying each others company on a regular basis for many years! We were like one big family. Nan and I were like sisters, and Jim and Harry had a very special friendship also. I know your dad and mom are celebrating the fact that they are together again!! Just know that my love and prayers are right there with each of you!

“Aunt Leona”

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 9:48 pm

Aunt Leona: Thank you so much for your love and support . I know how very close you and Mom were and that all of you had such fun times. I have many wonderful memories of visiting you and we kids were always so excited when we knew we were going to visit “Aunt Leona and Uncle Jim”. Such exciting trips they were. Thank you for those special times.

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Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer

January 11, 2023 at 7:51 pm

So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole famil y. Colleen Ziemer

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Katherine McLoud

January 13, 2023 at 9:53 pm

Thank you, Colleen.

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Dave Hardesty

January 11, 2023 at 8:39 pm

I have many wonderful memories of visiting cousin Harry and his family in Michigan.

May he rest in peace and God bless his family.

David Hardesty

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:34 pm

Thank you Dave for your kind and comforting words. I am so glad you have those fun memories with Dad, on your visits to Michigan.

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Connie Ruth

January 11, 2023 at 9:34 pm

RIP Uncle Harry …thoughts of you make me smile . Condolences to your family . Grandma Ruth will be waiting with open arms and a pie ❤️

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Connie. Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes. I am sure Aunt Ruth has her arms wide open, along with his siblings, Grandma and Grandpa and my mom and they are sharing hugs and kisses of joy to be together again.

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Dianne Salvaggio Cotts

January 11, 2023 at 9:36 pm

When you think of childhood treasures of the heart, our fondest memory of Uncle Harry is how he would love joking with us girls. He always had the biggest smile and gave the biggest hugs. To cousins Tom, Kathy & Susan: You are in our thoughts & prayers. May the precious memories of your Dad bring comfort in the days ahead.

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:42 pm

Thank you Diane. Sharing your happy memories of Dad, makes me feel happy and makes me smile. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and love.

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Peggy Thompson

January 11, 2023 at 11:49 pm

Kathy, Tom, Sue and families,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time… May all the good memories help bring you comfort.

I had not seen Uncle Harry for many years and when I seen this picture I automatically thought he looks just like Grandpa ♥️

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Katherine A McLoud

January 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm

Thank you, Peggy. Yes, he did look a lot like Grandpa. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot.

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Penny Baker

January 12, 2023 at 3:24 pm

Dear Kathy & Bill, and to all other family…So very sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a special man, much loved by so many.

Penny Pulver Baker

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Bonnie

January 28, 2023 at 10:54 am

Kathy, Tom and Susan,

Just saw this information with regards to your Dad I’m so sorry for your loss. I know we have never kept in touch over the years but as young as we were when we left Michigan I still have lots of memories of you all. Peg and I stopped and saw your dad a few years back it was nice to see him. We were up visiting Bart and Jamie.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie

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