Glenn Merlin Thompson


In memory of Glenn Thompson May 26, 1934 - February 4, 2019
Born in Leroy, MN, Glenn graduated from Spring Valley High School, Minnesota and went on to receive a B.S. degree at the University of Minnesota. He also achieved an M.S. in Finance at the School of Banking, University of Wisconsin.
Glenn served with the U.S. Army from 1956-1958, stationed in Germany and achieved the rank Platoon Sergeant. Glenn's career in finance spanned 25 years in banking. He worked for First Bank Systems in Minneapolis, Mankato and Waseca, MN, and he served as president and chairman of the board of First State Bank of Waseca, MN. He lastly served as president of Security State Bank, Mankato, MN. He retired as Director of Operations at Happy Chef Systems, Mankato, MN. He was active in civic affairs in the communities of Mankato and Waseca.
Glenn had a life long passion for hunting,fishing, and traveling the world in retirement with his wife Barb. He was also a very talented artist and painted with oil, watercolors, and sketching in pen and ink. Relatives and friends enjoyed receiving gifts of his wood-carving talents. He carved birds, fish, and six foot authentic totem poles. Unfortunately these talents did not move through the gene pool to his kids.
He will be missed by wife Barb, children Peter(Mary), Kirby(Bonnie), Randy(Kelly), Becky(Chris), nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and many friends and relatives. We know Dad is in his tree stand fast asleep waiting for deer.
A memorial gathering will be held at Charlie's restaurant, 920 Madison Ave, Mankato MN. Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Published on February 6, 2019
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Julane and Charlie
Feb 10, 2019
Randy, Kelly and family,

Thinking of you... We are sorry for your loss. May you feel the healing circle of love today as you remember Glenn and all he meant to you.

Tami North
Feb 09, 2019
Kirby and Family, So very sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. Kirby I know how much you enjoyed wood working with your Dad. You have some awesome one on one memories to cherish forever. You are a "chip of the old block " . What a great role model for you and your family.
Sending hugs! Xoxo
Traci and Nick Bauman Chervenack
Feb 07, 2019
Barb, Becky and Family so sorry to hear about Glenn. He was the kindest gentleman and I have fond memories of my young days with your family!! May your family find comfort in kind words and memories!!!
Jan Casey, U of M School of Dentistry
Feb 07, 2019
Randy and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Britanee TeBrake
Feb 07, 2019
With sincere sympathy, may beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace.

Adam, Britanee, Olivia & Reece TeBrake
Feb 06, 2019
We treasure the Thompson art and will miss that laugh. Condolences to those who will miss him most.
Mike Miller
Feb 06, 2019
Deepest sympathies to Thompson family.