Merten Thompson

RUGBY Merten Thompson, 71, Rugby, formerly of Willow City, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, in a Minot hospital.

He was born Jan. 22, 1943, to Russell and Elsie Thompson, in Bottineau. Following graduation in 1960, he enlisted in the Army. He served for 21 years with multiple deployments to Germany, Alaska, Vietnam and Panama, until he was discharged. He married Connie Reamer Oct. 1, 1964, in Willow City.

Survivors: wife; daughter, Michelle Lowman, Rugby; and son, Jeff, Belleville, Wis.; two granddaughters, two great-grandsons; and sister, Myrna Svejkousky, of Gallatin Gateway, Mont.

Memorial service: Wednesday, 11 a.m., Emmanuel United Church, Rugby.

Visitation: Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.

(Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby)