Russell Clarence Thompson, 81, Aitkin and McGregor, passed away Oct. 24, 2019 in Aitkin.

Russ was born June 25, 1938 to Clarence and Vera (Schauer) Thompson, and was raised in northeast Minneapolis. Russ was a graduate of Marshall University High School and the University of Minnesota. After college, Russ’ first job was with the Continental Grain Co., first in Kansas City before transferring to Milwaukee.

After the birth of his sons, he returned to Minnesota and had a 20-year career with Cenex. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves. In his later years, Russell relocated to McGregor and Aitkin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Nettie and Leola.

Russ is survived by his two sons: Gregory (Jolene) Thompson, Ellsworth, Wis. and Michael (Carol Aschbacher) Thompson, Minneapolis.

Our sincere appreciation to the staff of Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin, for their dedicated service to the last year of Russ’ life.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  McGregor Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted with arrangements.

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