Obit: Thompson, Brian L. (1951 - 2012)




Surnames: Thompson, Knudson, Stecklein, Gulden


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 05/04/2012


Thompson, Brian L. (2 OCT 1951 - 28 APR 2012)


Brian L. Thompson, 60, Danville, Ill., formerly of the Stetsonville area, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, with the Rev. James Babler officiating.

Cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery, Abbotsford.

Brian was born Oct. 2, 1951, in Ladysmith, the son of Reuel and Arlys (Knudson) Thompson. He was a 1969 graduate of Medford High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Brian was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church near Gilman where they lived until moving to Stetsonville in 1960. Brian worked as a loan officer for various financial institutions in Illinois for a number of years. He was currently working as an independent mortgage broker at the time of his death. He was an avid reader, especially history, Packers and Badgers fan. He also enjoyed sports and traveling.

He was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Sharon (George) Stecklein of Derwood, Maryland, John (Jean) Thompson of De Forest and Nancy Thompson of Manitowoc; a niece, Tracey (Kenneth) Gulden of Williamsburg, Virginia; two great-nieces, Ellen and Megan Gulden of Williamsburg, Virginia; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian's family to be designated at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, visit




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