Harold Arthur Thompson, age 93, of Crosslake, MN, formerly of Cokato, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Golden Horizons in Crosslake.
He was born March 12, 1923, in Cokato, to Arthur and Minnie (Salmela) Thompson.
In high school, Harold was captain of the football and basketball teams.
He was united in marriage to Lorraine Larimer Sept. 23, 1945, in Brainerd. The couple resided in Cokato for over 50 years, and raised four children.
Harold was a truck driver with his dad, and for Super Valu, earning a safe driver award in 1967. He was a businessman/entrepreneur, as well as the ultimate handyman and unofficial inventor of many and various gadgets.
After he retired, Harold drove school bus for nine years. He and Lorraine moved to Crosslake in 1998.
Harold enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with family. In his later years, he enjoyed listening to music, and his favorite preachers, Charles Stanley and Erwin Lutzer, on the radio.
Harold is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lorraine; children, Bonnie (Paul) Nylin of Crosslake, Ron Thompson of Fifty Lake, MN, and Trudi (Gene) Westberg of Rochester, MN; nine grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lanette Marie Erickson; parents; brother, Stanley; sister, Evelyn Williams; and daughter-in-law, Holly Thompson.
Memorial services took place Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, with Pastor Ken Carlton officiating. There was visitation one hour prior to the services at the chapel. Interment will be at Cokato Finnish Cemetery in Cokato, at a later time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.