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Frank William Thompson


Frank William Thompson

May 27, 1951 - May 5, 2016

Frank William Thompson, Jr., 64, of Bagley, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Rice Lake, MN with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment of his ashes will be at St. Philip's Episcopal Cemetery in Rice Lake, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Frank was born May 27, 1951 to Frank and Bernice (Redboy) Thompson in Rice Township in Clearwater County, MN. Frank attended Bagley High School, but later went on to earn his GED. He graduated from Central Lakes Community College with a degree in Auto Body Repair and Mechanics. Frank married Cleone Fairbanks on October 15, 1969. Frank had three daughters.

Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and ricing. Frank also loved to spend time with family, friends, and share a good laugh while telling jokes and stories.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Janice Murray of Bagley, MN; three daughters - Melanie (Dave) Anderson of Bagley, MN; Melissa Thompson of Coon Rapids, MN; Darlene Bush of Mahnomen, MN; two sons - Frank Kettle of Menagha, MN; and Gordon Kettle of Bagley, MN; two step-sons- Lew (Mary) Murray of Mahnomen, MN and Larry Murray of Bagley, MN; five sisters, Linda Patch, Debbie (Roger) Tollefson, and Sandy (Duffy) Randberg all of Bagley, MN; Beverly (Earl) Randberg of Solway, MN and Ramona Maguet of North Mankato, MN; five brothers - Greg and Bill (Patsy) Thompson of Bagley, MN; Eddie Randberg of Bemidji, MN; Anthony Thompson of Hinckley, MN and Arnold Thompson of Red Lake, MN; 17 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and his best friend, Jax.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings, Judy Thompson, Charlene Redboy, and Michael Randberg; his nephew, Travis Boe; and his grandchild, Gabrielle Anderson.


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