Viola Thompson

Wessington Springs

viola obit    Viola Thompson, 92, of Wessington Springs, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Madison Regional Health System in Madison.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Wessington Springs with interment in Solberg Cemetery southeast of Wessington Springs. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Basham Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Viola L. Thompson was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Sanborn County to Charles and Leona Doran. She completed her education at Lane.
She was united in marriage to Lester Thompson on Jan. 31, 1944. They farmed in Aurora and Jerauld counties for 50 years. She worked part-time in the Director of Equalization office and at the Weskota Memorial Hospital for 16 years as a CNA and as an aide in physical therapy. She was a member of the Tuesday Sues Extension Club and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Viola is survived by her children, Larry (Cecile) of Portland, Ore., Roger (Mary) of Wessington Springs, Kevin (Luanne) of Virgil, Brian (Brenda) of Madison, Jerry (Amy) of Pipestone, Minn., Charlotte Kiepke of Phoenix, Ariz., and Connie (Dave) Popp of Hutchinson, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; siblings, Leola Wenz and Kenneth Doran; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Dennis.

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