Date of Death: April 13, 2019
Per Mr. Thompson’s wishes cremation will take place and private services will be held at a later time at Moorepark Cemetery.
Mr. Gale Lamont Thompson, age 79, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on April 13, 2019 at his home. He was born in Gratiot Township, Lansing, MI. the son of the late Lester and Una (Litwiller) Thompson.
Mr. Thompson has been a long time resident of Three Rivers where he was employed as a shipping clerk for Johnson Corporation now Kadant for over thirty years. Gale’s true passion and love was spending time with his family and friends while preserving and sharing family history. He also enjoyed watching old Western movies on television and taking drives in the country.
Gale was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Munroe and one brother, Lester Thompson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one son, Gary Thompson; one daughter, Deborah Thompson, both of Three Rivers; three grandsons, Brandon and Samuel Lewis, Cody (Jenny) Huyck; two beloved great-grandchildren, Hadley and Jackson Huyck; three sisters, Ramona Lemieux, of Edwardsburg, Loretta (Harold) Lash, of Vicksburg, and Carolyn (Dave) Kaylor, of Three Rivers; MI.; also one sister-in-law, Nancy Thompson of Nottawa, MI.
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Not a day goes by where I don’t think of all the great times we spent together. My grandpa always put family first, as well as knowing what’s really important in life. I feel lucky to have spent so much time with such a great man. I am hopeful that I’ll be as good of a role model for my children as he always was for me. I sure miss him.
We have lost a special friend in Gale’s passing but fortunately we have many good memories of deer hunting, visits and laughter. Gail was blessed with a great mind, a true historian, who enlightened us often with facts of our country’s past and local history. He was very proud of his family and their accomplishments, spoke often of them and always asked us about ours. My sincere sympathy to Gary, Deb and their family. Gail will be sorely missed but the many wonderful memories of him will live forever in our hearts.
Sincere sympathies to Gale’s family and his many friends. My late husband Bob, another Johnson-Kadant employee, always said “Gale is a good guy” he will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Our condolences to all of Gales family, and especially to Debbie and Gary. He was a good neighbor and friend and a wealth of information. He will be missed.
I have great memories of long conversations about nothing and everything with Gale, he had a special gift to gab. He always made both me and my family feel special by his genuine interest in our lives and will forever hold a special place in my heart. Gale was, by far, the most selfless person I knew!
So sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for y’all. We have really enjoyed Gale spending his early mornings with us girls at Shell. His stories, jokes, and pleasant conversation will be missed dearly. He was definitely one of a kind.
I worked at The Johnson and knew Gale. We send our prayers to Gale’s family and friend. Judy (Gilchrist) and John Mohney from Stayton, Oregon.
The best Uncle a little girl could have. Thanks for so many good times! I will awaysc treasure the times he took us to Grandpa Dicks. And all the time he let us come visit to (clean his trailer and car). Love Laurie Tallman
Hugs to my always favorite neighbors!! Thanks for all the great memories mr. Thompson and giving us the best babysitter and her cool motorcycle cycle brother ?. Love to you all!!!!!!
So sorry, we enjoyed Gale for many years at coffee and his big smile and stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pete and Carole Bonebright
My condolences to Gale’s family. I worked with him at the Johnson Corp.