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Gary L. Thompson

September 16, 1940 May 11, 2012
Gary L. Thompson
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Gary Thompson, 71, passed away May 11, 2012, at Comforts of Home in Frederic, WI. Gary was born September 16, 1940, in Frederic to Arnold and Eileen Thompson. He graduated from Frederic High School in 1958. Gary served in the Army as an MP and assigned duty of guarding President Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery, where he had contact with many notable dignitaries and the Kennedy family. Gary worked in the Frederic area in construction as a brick mason and enjoyed the outdoors - fishing, hunting and logging - building cabins – his last residence was his own cabin in Danbury. Gary is survived by his sister, Karen Davidson of Texas; two nephews, Jackie Davidson of Houston and Chopper Davidson of Las Vegas; uncle and aunt, Arvid and Inez Pearson of Siren; cousins, Jim Pearson (Verlene) of Frederic, Bob Pearson of Lewis, Lonnie Pearson (Terri) of Siren, Alan Pearson (Pat) of Frederic, Glen Pearson (Johanna) of Webster, Tom Daellenbach of Long Beach, CA. You are invited to visit with the family at a Celebration of Life at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Thursday, May 17, from 5-7PM. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic on Friday, May 18 at 10AM with full Military Honors. Online condolences may be left at or . Please continue to check these websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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