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Patrick Lee Thompson

May 17, 1937 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 81)

Patrick Lee Thompson, 81 of Ontonagon, MI left this earth on November 12, 2018 to go hangout with family and friends on the other side.

He was born in Wausau, WI on May 17,1937, and was the son of Henry and Carrie (Beyer) Thompson also from Ontonagon. He had three siblings, Henry (Patricia) Thompson, Ellen (Bill) Burgess, and Nancy Kulppi.

Patrick met the love of his life Ella Mae (Cox) on a double date coordinated by Al and Charolette Wells. On January 23, 1960 they were united in marriage, and remained married for nearly 59 years. Together they raised four children and gave them all a charmed childhood that he can be very proud of Jane (Steve), Penny (Ron), Dan, Peter (Connie) all survive him. He’s also been the most amazing grandpa to his grandchildren, April (Cory), Shannon, Dustin (Meaghan), Ella (Jason), Coty (Marianna), Dillan (Nikki) and Allison. He also has wonderful great grandchildren Hunter, Bryce, Reagan, Rylee and Alaynah they were very dear to him.

Patrick was known as the “Space Age Pipefitter.” He worked at the paper mill as a pipefitter for 44 years. He was a very proud union member and he never missed a union meeting.

His hobbies were attending auctions, steam shows, canoeing, and spending time with his family. Patrick had one creative mind for tinkering and making things such as a satellite dish, railroad car, various cars, swings, christmas trees, and windmills, all very unique.

Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday, but missing you is a heartache that will never go away. We hold you tightly in our heart where you remain, life will go on without you, and never be the same.


         At the request of Patrick, the family will be having their own private memorial service



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