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Gary Forrest Thompson

April 29, 2019 | 2 comments

Gary Forrest Thompson, 77, of Bangor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home in Bangor. He was born on August 15, 1941 to Forrest and Audrey Thompson. He married Thelma.

Gary graduated from Logan High School and joined the US Navy. After which, he began working for Burlington Northern Railroad and retired from there in 2002.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and spending winters in Texas.

Gary is survived by his wife, Thelma; ex-wife, Carol; sons, Jeff, Dan (Tammy), and Doug (Stacia); Thelma’s children, Tammy (Travis) and Brad (Jenny); grandchildren, Nicholas, Will, Ben, Lacee, Layne, Hanna, Bryce, and Briar; sister, Pat (Allen) Gerke; and brother, Randy Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Audrey; and sister, Marcia.

A special thank you to all the family and friends who visited Gary and also to Gundersen Hospice care for their loving support. Gary’s wish was for no formal service. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12 – 4 PM at the American Legion Post 100, 1116 Angelo Rd, Sparta, WI.



  1. Judy Petersen

    Our heartfelt condolences! Dick and Judy Petersen

  2. Jean Swenson

    Dear Thelma. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Love, your cousin, Jean Casper Swenson and husband Carl.

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