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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Saturday May 14th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Saturday May 14th, 2022

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Woodside Cemetery
Saturday May 14th, 2022

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Hildegard E. Thompson

Hildegard E. Thompson, age 85, of Parkers Prairie, died on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Autumn Cottages in Alexandria.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich and soloist, Dedra Zwieg. Interment is at Woodside Cemetery in Woodside Township.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Hildegard Emilie was born on May 6, 1936, to Rudolf and Luise (Muller) Knapp in Weinheim, Germany. She graduated from Weinheim High School in 1950. Hildegard met her future husband, Laverne “Vernie” Thompson while he was serving in the military in Germany. They were united in marriage on April 16, 1955, in Weinheim. Following their marriage, they moved around before settling in Parkers Prairie. Together they owned and operated one of the local taverns. Vernie died in 1983, and Hildegard continued to live in Parkers Prairie and bartended until her retirement. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its LWML. Hildegard enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing, bowling, and gardening.

Hildegard lived the last few years of her life under the care of Prairie Senior Cottages (Knute Nelson Autumn Cottages) in Alexandria where she received excellent care.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Laverne “Vernie Thompson; and several siblings.

Hildegard is survived by her siblings in Germany; sister-in-law, Joyce (Bill) Hart; brother-in-law, Tom (Mavis) Thompson; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers are Bob Bulik, John Schmitt, Bill Hart, Scott Hart, Hudson Due, and Mark Irons.


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A candle was lit in memory of Hildegard Thompson

April zondervan May 11 2022 9:04 PM

Love this lady so much. Respected her and was very close with her while i grew. Beautiful person and friend. Love you Hilde

Amy Hunter May 10 2022 12:08 PM

Hildagard was a relative of mine. She was a sweet lady & a hard worker. She is reunited with Vernie & I know she is happy.

Beverly Mrnak May 10 2022 10:28 AM

RIP our dearest Hildagard. You were loved as one of our family. May Jesus & our deceased family members and friends in heaven welcome you with open loving arms. We'll treasure our memories with you.

Grace & Don Rubner May 9 2022 11:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hildegard Thompson

Pat Bruun May 2 2022 11:59 AM