Dale L. Thompson
The funeral mass for Dale L. Thompson will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7th, at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview with Father William Becker officiating. Burial will be in the Little Valley Cemetery in rural Plainview.
Dale Logan Thompson, 76, of Plainview, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home surrounded by family following a struggle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Dale was born October 2, 1938 in Rochester to Logan and Viva (Holdredge) Thompson. He attended the Little Valley School No.77 for his first six years, and graduated from Plainview High School in 1956. He served in the US Army Reserves from October 1956 to January 1964. On October 24, 1959 he married Monica Speltz at Holy Trinity Church in Rollingstone. Dale farmed the family farm and was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1973. In 1980 Al Quie designated his farm as a Century Farm.
Dale was a parishioner of St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Plainview American Legion Post #179, and the Hiawatha Chapter Classic Car Club. Dale served on the Quincy Town Board and Little Valley Cemetery Board, he also was a leader of the Quincy Rambler 4-H Club.
Dale loved John Deere tractors, fresh mowed hay, straight corn rows, and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, his Sunday Jeep rides, going trout fishing, and spending his winters in Apache Junction, AZ. He loved to attend wrestling meets, and basketball games.
Dale is survived by his wife of 55 years, Monica Thompson of Plainview; six children, Barbara Phillip) Nicklay of Viola, Bernard (Sue) Thompson of Mankato, Joan (Ron) Klassen of Plainview, Janelle (Greg) Eaton of Eyota, Donald (Holly) Thompson of Plainview, Linda (Michael) Carpenter of Lake Elmo; fifteen grandchildren; one sister, Carol Gove of Sun City, AZ; and one brother, James (Mary) Thompson of Georgetown, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Jack Gove.
The family would like to offer a Special Thank You to his caregiver Peg Veith, for making it possible for Dale to enjoy the beauty and comfort of the farm to the very end of life, thanks to Home Instead and Seasons Hospice.
Family and friends visited from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6th, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel in Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the Church on Saturday.
Memorials are preferred to the Plainview Community Center or Little Valley Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, 10 E Broadway, PO Box 608, Plainview, MN 55964 507-534-2353. Guest register may be signed on line at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com