Thomas L. Thompson

Thomas L. Thompson, 79, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center in Colfax, Wis.

He was born June 12, 1940, in Black River Falls, Wis., to Rolf and Mabel (Severson) Thompson. He married Virginia Anderson on Dec. 2, 1961, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sand Creek, Wis. Tom worked as a truck driver all of his life and loved the open road, putting on millions of miles during his career. He was a member of Chippewa County Rural Heritage Club, a huge NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Colfax; children Linnea Thompson, of Colfax, Kathy (Marie Sherwood) Thompson, of New Richmond, Sherri Valvo, of Lakeland, Fla., Jane Greer, of Colfax, and Jerry Thompson, of Colfax; grandchildren Sarah and Timothy Valvo, Harmony Thompson and Payton and Paige Thompson; and sister-in-law Sonja Risser, of Woodbury, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rolf and Mabel Thompson; son-in-law Michael Valvo; and brother-in-law David Risser.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Colfax Lutheran Church, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

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