February 11, 1934 - February 1, 2018
Kenneth Lee Thompson, 83, of Traverse City, passed away on February 1, 2018 at Munson Medical Center. He was born on February 11, 1934 in Muskegon, MI to the late Jerome and Alice (Schafer) Thompson. Kenneth married Charlene Peacock on August 11, 1956 in Okemos, MI. Together they raised a family and built a life together. Kenneth moved to Traverse City in 1957 to begin a career at Farmer’s Petroleum lasting 30 years, which included a move to St. Louis, Michigan in 1979. Many lifelong friendships were made that his family cherished today. He returned to Traverse City working for Open Road Enterprises. During his lifetime, he enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, woodworking, photography, and being with his family. Kenneth created woodworked furniture pieces for each of his children. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlene J. (Peacock) Thompson; his children Carol (Kirk) Krumlauf, Susan Pattison, John (Rita) Thompson, Bill (Fred Szczpanski) Thompson, Bonnie (Kevin) Minch, Jason (Heather Kyseth) Thompson; grandchildren, Alissa (Travis Goins) Levandoski, Kristen Levandoski, Isaac Levandoski, Sharayah (Grady) Long, Austin Krumlauf, Douglas Krumlauf, Melissa (George) Jaggers, Ginny Pattison, Joe Pattison, Julia Thompson, Grace Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, Samuel Thompson, Maggie Minch, Ryan Minch, Robert Minch, and Haydon Thompson; 3 great grandchildren; brother Lawrence (Janice) Thompson and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Joseph Pattison; and his siblings, Jerome Thompson, Marlene Follick and Myrtle Downing. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on many floors of Munson Medical Center and the staff of Orchard Creek Rehab for their care of Kenneth. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Francis Church Family Center, on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Kenneth Lee Thompson, 83, of Traverse City, passed away on February 1, 2018 at Munson Medical Center. He was born on February 11, 1934 in Muskegon, MI to the late Jerome and Alice (Schafer) Thompson. Kenneth married Charlene Peacock on August... View Obituary & Service Information
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