Date of Death: January 19, 2019
A private service for Pat’s family will be held at Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.
Mrs. Patricia Lueen Thompson, age 93, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born on August 6th, 1925 in Centreville, MI., the daughter of the late Charles Fred (Merna Lueen Rathburn) Niendorf. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943 and attended Lansing Business University.
Pat’s first job was working as a telephone operator until moving to the 1st National Bank in Three Rivers. For many years she sold Avon until her husband Bob retired from teaching and coaching at Three Rivers High School. Pat married her high school sweetheart, Robert Leolin Thompson on February 26th, 1944 in Deming, New Mexico where Bob was stationed.
They were married for seventy four wonderful years . She and Bob spent their entire married life living at Fisher Lake where they raised three children, Connie Lee Bradley, of Sierra Vista, AZ., Randi Lynn (Richard) East, of Three Rivers, and Mark Robert (Lisa), of Fisher Lake. Pat has eight grandchildren, Scott, Dawn, Jennifer, Jason, Jarrad, Ryan, Travis and Markelle; as well as seventeen great-grandchildren. Pat cherished her family and was a devoted wife and mother. Pat loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.
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I am so sorry to hear of you loss, Connie, Mr. Thompson and family. I’m sure many in Three Rivers share your sorrow as do your Fisher Lake neighbors. As I recall, your mom and dad were really good sports when, as teenagers, we had slumber parties at your house. There were no cross words about being too loud too late at night, and only good humor at breakfast in the morning. I hope your memories bring you comfort along with knowing others care. Please know you have my deepest sympathy and that you are in my thoughts.
Bob , Connie , Randi , and Mark ,
I am so sorry to hear of Pats passing. I have so many memories of living next door to you growing up. Living at the lake was such a wonderful place to grow up . I can’t separate my childhood memories from you all. We had such a fun group of neighbor kids. One memory I have is sitting on the front deck eating fried zucchini with Pat and Bob. I remember canoeing with my mom and Dad and Pat and Bob and maybe Mark down the portage river. Spearing at night on the lake with all of us. Good Times. I know that you all have such great memories too. That will help you get through the hard times.
Bob was one of my favorite TRHS teachers, always patient and encouraging. I knew Pat only from a distance when she visited her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Neindorf, on Elm Street (her parents were also wonderful people). The sting was taken away from their death by the knowledge that Jesus Christ will return and, during the great resurrection, we shall be able to enjoy their pleasant company again.
Connie – I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your parents were wonderful people and I’m sure they will be greatly missed by you and the people of Three Rivers. It was great to see you at the reunion a few years ago. I hope you’re doing well and know you will cherish the memories of your mom. God bless you.
Thank you Bruce. God is good. I’m very blessed to have had mom for as long as I did. My dad is still going strong at 95. Just his memory is not so good. Yes it was good to see everyone at our 40th reunion.
Thank you so much Bruce. I’m very blessed to have had mom for as long as I did. My dad is still going strong at 95. Just his memory is not so good. Yes it was good seeing everyone at our 40th class reunion a “few” years ago! Maybe it will happen again.
So sorry to hear about Pat. I loved going to Fisher Lake with my Grandma Jackson to visit Pat and Bob when I was a kid! I have some great memories of them. Prayers!
Dear Randi and family,
Our sadness is very deep at this time for you and your family. Your mother was always smiling and happy. She always had an energy in her step that you just don’t see in people anymore. She was completely in love with Bob even after all these years. Please know you are all in our prayers at this time and we hope that the comfort only Jehovah God can give is with you to help you through these sad times.
With deepest sympathy,
Gabe and Erin Marshall
Dear Gabe and Erin,
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Jehovah is helping us through you. We greatly appreciate our spiritual brothers and sisters support.
Bob, Connie, Randi, Mark — My heartfelt condolences to you and everyone in your family at this time of sadness. I have so many fond memories of spending summer and winter vacations at Fisher Lake with the Thompson family. It was a big part of my childhood and I often recall those times, quite happily. She was a good friend to my Mom Phyllis. They were neighbors for a short time and life long friends, keeping in touch all these years. Those who have passed live on in the memories of friends and family. I will never forget Pat and I’m glad that she was part of my life.
Connie & family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. Cherish the memories & keep them in your heart. Keeping you in my prayers.
So sorry for your lost coach. Our condolences go out to the entire Thompson family. May she RIP and the good Lord watch over you.
Sincerely Mr and Mrs Tim Borger
Pat and Bob are wonderful examples of great people in a long, caring marriage. We used to call them the King and Queen of Fishers Lake. Bob’s contribution as a teacher and coach in TR cannot be overstated. If only there were more people like them, this world would be a better place. We miss them both already when we pass the Thompson corner, and they will be remembered as long as we live.
My thoughts and prayers to the Thompson family she was a great woman I enjoyed our chats while she was outside on fisher lake May the memories you have of her bring you comfort and peace and love during this sad time we wish we could be there to help celebrate her great life she lived it well my love to you all Katie