In memory of
Lena Thompson, age 91 of Rockford, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Butterworth Hospital with her family at her side. Lena was born in Avilla, Arkansas, the daughter of Albert Frederich and Lina Freida Grafe. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 57 years, Kenneth Thompson in 2005; and one brother and two sisters. Lena is survived by her children, Kenneth F. and Nancy Thompson of Cordova, Tennessee, Richard Thompson of Ionia, and Steven and Linda Thompson of Lowell; her grandchildren, Kimberly and Jason Wilson, Kenneth H. and Jennifer Thompson, Kelly M. Thompson, Lyndsey Thompson, Stacey Thompson and Eric Wesche, Stephani and Tim Ramijanc, and Cort Thompson; her great grandchildren, Kristin, Josh, Gavin, Hannah, Joseph, Jade, Christian, Ella, Lena, Amber, Calen; her great great children, Abigail, Paisley, Madison, and Wyatt; her sister, Meda Scott; her brother-in-law, Garret Praasterink. A funeral service for the family to celebrate Lena's life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe in Rockford. Pastor Jason Peterson will officiate. Burial will take place in Courtland Township Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, West Michigan Office - 4081 Cascade Rd SE Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
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