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Patricia M. Thompson

Patricia M. Thompson

May 29, 1931 - July 17, 2013

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Patricia M. “Pat” Thompson, 82, passed away Wednesday, July17, 2013 at Golden Living Centers/Covington Heights in Sioux Falls. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Pat was born May 29, 1931 in Sioux Falls, SD, to Howard and Stella (Kolb) Mertz. She attended school in Sioux Falls. Pat married Harvey Thompson June 14, 1952 in Luverne, MN. They made their home in Sioux Falls where they raised their four children. Pat worked at Lewis Drug for 8 years. The couple moved to Willmar, MN in 1968, where

Pat worked as a pharmacist technician at White Drug. They returned to Sioux Falls in 1984. Pat worked at Tiffany’s Bakery in the Empire Mall until 1990. She was a member at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where she and her

husband did volunteer work. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, baking, and going to garage sales.

Grateful for having shared her life are: her husband of 61 years, Harvey; daughters- Linda (Gus) Gustafson, Canton, SD and Debbie (Denny) DeGroot, Sioux Falls; son, Tom Thompson, Sioux Falls; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter,

Cindy, her sister and two brothers.