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Lance E. Thompson May 30, 1975 - Sept. 26, 2008

KERKHOVEN -- Lance Edward Thompson, 33, of Kerkhoven, died Friday.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church in Kerkhoven. Burial will be in St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery in Swift Falls.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are preferred.

He was born May 30, 1975, in Willmar to Virgil and Robin (Ruchti) Thompson. He grew up in the Sunburg area and attended KMS High School, graduating in 1994.

He married Christine Ahlquist on Nov. 13, 2001, in Rapid City, S.D. They lived in Kerkhoven and he was self-employed as a carpenter.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Kerkhoven.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Abigail and Elizabeth of Kerkhoven; parents of Sunburg; siblings: Nathan (and Kari) Thompson of Sunburg, Londa (and Tim) Fischer, and Laura (and Jason) Dannen, all of Prinsburg; and maternal grandparents: Edward and Eleanor Ruchti of Sunburg.

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Eden in 2002; and paternal grandparents.