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Joan Thompson, 85

Joan Thompson, age 85, of Norris Square, died Thursday afternoon, May 1, at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul.

Joan Margaret was born July 7, 1928, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Dow & Luene Starkey. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1946. On March 19, 1949, she was united in marriage with Thomas John Thompson in Minneapolis. Joan was involved in the YMCA, her church, and worked at Norwest Bank in St. Paul.

She will be remembered as a crafter, who enjoyed needlepoint, ceramics, knitting and making lemon meringue pies. She sang in her church choir.

Beloved wife for 65 years of Thomas; loving mother of Linda Skinaway, Laura, Norma (Tom) Kirchner, Wendy (Neil) Ganther, and Thomas, Jr.; grandmother of Seth, Laell, Jodi, Jamie, Brett, Scott, Matt, and Trevor; great-grandmother of Lillian, Adam, Emmett, and Cullen; sister of John Ritchie, Kathryn Crisler, Arthur Starkey, and Grace Child; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Dow Starkey & Luene Ritchie.

Visitation 10-11 a.m. with 11 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, May 10, at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Rd., Woodbury.

KOK Funeral Homes