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Mass of Christian Burial

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Thursday December 23rd, 2021

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Peters Funeral Home
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
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Margaret Thompson

Margaret A. Thompson, 93, of St. Paul, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Vince Parsons and Deacon Neil Baquet will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul, with a 6 p.m. Rosary.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Margaret was born on March 9, 1928, at Elba, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Parkos) Blaha. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Elba and attended District No. 18 rural school and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946. She then moved to Omaha where she worked at Scott Nash Car Company and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

She was united in marriage to Calvin Thompson on Nov. 24, 1948, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The couple first lived on a farm near Blair until moving to a farm near Elba in 1959. The couple were blessed with three children, Charlene, Jim and Ed.

They moved into St. Paul in 1974. Calvin passed away on Jan. 13, 1977. Margaret worked at the St. Paul Bakery and the Howard County Medical Center for 25 years. She retired in 2015, at the age of 86 years old. This was something she was very proud of.

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and its CCW and Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul.

Margaret loved flowers, cats and farm animals and was very proud of all her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Char and Chuck Schmid, Jim and Shelley Thompson and Ed Thompson, all of St. Paul; grandchildren, Jerry and Connie Thompson, Lacey and Matt Bonner, Andy and Stacy Thompson, Aaron and Danielle Schmid, Jamie and Katia Schmid, Angie Schmid, Paula Korth, Bill and Jody Thompson, and Rob and Wendy Thompson; 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Calvin, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Anne Thompson; and granddaughters, Hope and Jessica Thompson.

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A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Thompson

Gale and Helen Lassen Dec 23 2021 1:58 PM

My Deepest Sympathy. Margaret was a kind person and my friend .Rest In Peace

Elaine Nowak Dec 23 2021 1:25 PM

Deepest sympathy to the family . Margaret was one in a million she always had a smile and very positive attitude. Hugs and prayers to all of you .

Frank & Sherry Bell Dec 23 2021 12:30 PM

Charlene, I am so sorry for your families, loss.

Melanie Ross Decker Dec 23 2021 1:58 AM

Loved this lady. Always was smiling. Will have fond memories of our visits. May she be in heaven with Annie, Jessie and Hope. God's blessing.

Anita Jepson Dec 22 2021 10:32 AM

Oh I am so sorry to hear of this. I was just thinking strongly about Margaret the last two days and how she always liked the little rocks I would draw on at the hospital when I was on my breaks and how she said she had taken several of them home with her. I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret was such a special lady. Always with a smile and fun to be around. She will be missed. God bless you all.

Sandi Bryer Dec 21 2021 9:14 PM

Sympathies to her family. Such a nice lady that I always enjoyed visiting with. She always had a smile on her face! My Mom grew very close to Margaret when they worked at the bakery together. A very special lady.

Nancy Vik Shindle Dec 21 2021 6:57 PM

so very sorry for your loss God Bless

Doug and Martha Fousek Dec 21 2021 11:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Thompson

John and Sue Friedrichsen Dec 21 2021 11:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Thompson

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