A memorial service for Morris Thompson will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory, Colo.
Morris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Morris was born in Estelline, S.D., on Dec. 15, 1926, on the Thompson homestead, to Henry and Dora Thompson. Before moving to Austin, Colo., with his family in 1971, he managed the family farm.
He held offices in church, school board, and the NFO. He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, which he helped build.
He worked in a local coal mine and as a carpenter.
He was a member of Good Sams Camping Club. He loved to work in the yard, play games, travel, bowl and read. He loved ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. He also liked to spend time with the family.
Morris is survived by his children, Connie (Kip) Strommenger of Delta, LuAnn (Brad) Harrah of Grand Junction, Rev. Mark (Ruth) Thompson of Delta, Dr. Cheri (Dr. Brett) King of Westminster and Penny (Duane) Morton of Delta; grandchildren, Angela (Chris) Walter, Nathan (Maggie) Strommenger, Andy Strommenger, Kree (Burt) Vincelette, Norah Strommenger, Ashley (Devin) Varner, Ben Thompson, Devin King, Brady King and Tylyn King; great-grandchildren, Adam (Celia) Strommenger, Alex Strommenger, Isabell Stecklein, Cameron Strommenger, Avery Strommenger, Cooper and Della Vincelette and Lincoln and Emmett Varner; a sister, Dorothy Mensch of Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Judy Arnold of Iowa.
Morris was preceded in death by wife, Lorraine; parents; and brother, Lloyd.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
Memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Lutheran Church, 20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin, CO 81410.
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