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Carol A. Thompson


       Carol A. Thompson, 74, of Minnewaukan, ND, died Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Towner County Living Center in Cando, ND.  Memorial Services will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 10:30 AM at Trinity Free Lutheran Church in Minnewaukan with Pastor Kevin Kaufmann officiating.  Burial will be in the spring at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Minnewaukan. Music will be from Rhonda Thompson and Rita Thompson Halvorson, vocalists, with Fay Huffman, organist.

     Carol Ann Lundin was born January 29, 1938, the daughter of Erick and Constance (Dyrud) Lundin on the family farm near Brinsmade, ND.  She attended grade school at the McClellan Township school, high school in Leeds and in later years earned her GED.  Carol married Donald Thompson on April 2, 1953 at Crookston, MN.  The couple farmed in Riggin Township of Benson County and moved into Minnewaukan in 1990.  Music was a great part of Carol’s life.  She started piano lessons at the age of seven and at age ten, began playing at the Brinsmade Lutheran Church. Carol taught piano lessons to many area young people and filled in as organist at St. Peter Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church in Minnewaukan. She was the current organist at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Minnewaukan until her health forced her to retire. 

     Carol was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, its WELCA and had served on the church council.  She was worked many years at Chapman’s Red Owl and Odden’s Grocery in Minnewaukan and was a Mary Kay Consultant for over thirty years. Carol was active in the Democratic Party and sat on the election boards in Riggin Township and Minnewaukan for over thirty years.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting and attending her grandchildren’s many activities.

     Surviving are her husband: Don of Minnewaukan;  2 daughters:  Carren (Robert) Anderson and Lori (Dwight) O’Connell all of Minnewaukan;  a son:  Vern (Cindy) Thompson of Fargo;  8 grandchildren:  Reed Anderson,  Eric (Jaque) Anderson,  Kristi (Adam) Anderson,  Corey (Sarah) O’Connell,  Malorie (Yacouba) Traore,  Sheena (Riley) Weed,  Will Thompson and Kathryn Thompson;  5 great-grandchildren:  Brett,  Seth and Shelby O’Connell,  Isabella Anderson and Chloe Weed and a sister-in-law:  Marlys Hofstrand of Fargo.

     Preceding her in death were her parents;  a brother:  David Lundin and a half brother:  Marvin Hofstrand.



The community has lost a truly beautiful lady.  Our thoughts,  prayers and hearts go out to you in your loss.   Judy & Coby Barstad


Oh my what a wonderful lady always smiled no matter what came her way.I have been thinking about the 2 summers i worked for her and Donnie on the farm and what an experiance it was. Don and family please accept our condolences and be assured she is free of pain and in a wonderful place now. God bless you all.Love you all   Donnie and Tressa Laber


Carol, You will be dearly missed. I'm sorry you had to suffer so long.  You were a courageous warrior till the end with spirits as high as the heavens. I will miss seeing your smiling face and you welcoming me with open arms every time I came to Minnewaukan. I'm lucky to have known you and you simply made life a better place for all of us. Craig Hauer


My deepest sympathy to all of you.  What a great lady she was, and a wonderful piano teacher. We were all blessed to have known her.    Jean Aardahl


All I can think about is all the fun our families have had together. Distance is such a barrier at times like this but you know we will be there in spirit. Remember all the good times. Your mom was a wonderful lady. We so enjoyed our time together in Miles City last year. The Carol's talked up a storm. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless  Jess and Susan (Laber) Noble


Donny & family so sorry to hear about Carol, I rmember way back when we sure had some fun times she will be missed.  You are in our thoughts & Prayers. Bob & Kay Verke


Carol's Family,  I'm sorry for your loss.  Carol was a beautiful lady.  Her smile & sense of humor were wonderful to see.  Remember all the  good/fun times.  Carla Lysne Schlabs


We are so sorry for the loss of this vibrant, friendly, talented lady. She will be missed. Edward and Karen Woyen


Dear Family,   I was so sorry to hear about Carol!  We were classmates at Leeds for awhile & we did email a few times thru the years!   Love and prayers to your family.  Sherilyn Fogelson Julson


Sending my sincere sympathy to all of Carol's family. She was always smiling, a great hugger,and fun to visit with! She was a good friend to my Aunt Dorothy, taking her to church at St. Olaf and just being there for her, even tho she had health problems of her own.  Memories of "good times" spent together remain in one's heart forever. With Love and Sympathy, Carolyn Gotteberg


So sorry to read about your loss. Heaven will be ever busy with Carol's Mary Kay touch. No Angel will ever be w/o a special smile.  David& Laura Rendahl

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