Arne Thompson, Montevideo died on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 76.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo with Rev. Donald S. McKee officiating.
Visitation with the family will be held at the church on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Arne George Thompson was born May 26, 1946 in Brainerd, MN to James and Elsie (Haunts) Thompson. He was baptized and confirmed in Brainerd and graduated from Brainerd High School in 1964. He was a MN State Patrol Trooper for 32 years and retired in 2001 with the rank of Sergeant. He was united in marriage with Arlene Krueger July 16, 1993 in Watertown, SD. They continued to live in Montevideo and enjoyed their time at their lake place on Gladstone Lake near Merrifield.
Arne was a master gardener and took pride in having two large gardens to grow tomatoes, beans, beets, and other vegetables. He was an amazing cook and could make bread like no other. He could clean a fish faster than anyone and could cook them better as well. He enjoyed wild ricing with his dad when he was younger, fishing, playing darts and cards, and hunting trips to Wyoming. Arne also worked with David and Daryl Augeson doing electrician work as a side job to being a Trooper. At one time he raised turkeys, chickens, pheasants and ducks with David and Daryl. Arne loved to feed the wildlife, especially the geese and deer. He had a special place in his heart for his dog, Benji. Arne had a huge heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was loved and respected by everyone he knew.
Arne is survived by his wife, Arlene; two sons: Arne (Gomer) Thompson Jr. of Brainerd and Troy Thompson of Brainerd; two step-sons: Jeff (Heidi) Flinn Jr. of Montevideo and Jarrod (Brigitte) Flinn of Montevideo; five grandchildren: Katie Flinn (Derek Wold) , Kayla Beatty, Huck Flinn, Jordan Flinn (fiance Kristi Caviezel), and RJ Haas; seven great-grandchildren: Gracie, Ryder, Jackson, Miles, Bennet, Trinity, and Audrey; a brother, Pete (Sonja) Thompson of Illinois; two sisters: Joan (Donald) Roberts of Minnesota and Suzie Thompson of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his in-laws; a granddaughter, Amanda Flinn; and two brothers: Warren Thompson and David Thompson.