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“Our hearts are still sad. Be well, Claudia and God bless ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Linda Brown

“Dear Thompson Family, Sincere condolences on Richard's passing. We always enjoyed our conversations with him, and we will miss him. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Peggy Currie

“Dear Claudia, We are saddened to hear of Richards passing. Always enjoyed his stories and welcoming smile. Thinking of you during this time.With...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bryan and Connie Klusendorf - WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Richard had a kind soul and a big smile. We will all miss him at the Yacht Club. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Wally & Jerrie Schmalz - Iola, WI

“Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this sad time. Richard was such a gentle man and always had a smile on his face. We will all...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Wally & Jerrie Schmalz - Iola, WI

“So very sorry to hear about Richard. He was a fun and funny man and I always enjoyed our discussions. Will miss him... ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Raether - appleton, WI

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband, Claudia. You and your family with be in my thoughts. Diane Doden ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

Richards birthday Team Thompson “Rich, you were one of the good guys. ! Thanks for all you ever did for me when I was so sick, you were a father figure to me! Glad we got to chat at...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jill Nagel - Appleton

“I worked with Richard years ago and always enjoyed talking with him. Heaven has gained a great man. RIP Rich. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Toni Reh - Appleton, WI

“Richard you were a kind and very friendly man , it was a pleasure to have known you . Now your a Angel in Heaven enjoy your new life up there sharing...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Woody and Cindy Garrow

“A kind and gentle soul has sailed....watch over your friends at AYC. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Katie Hoersch - Appleton, WI


Richard A. Thompson, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning July 27, 2017. Born March 10, 1936, the son of the late Irvin and Edna Thompson and beloved husband of Claudia M. Thompson. Proudly served his country in the US Navy while stationed in Port Lyautey, North Africa. Passion for politics lead him to serve on the Appleton City Council for several years. This kind, caring, joyful, thoughtful man, so nonjudgmental, except when politics were involved! He was known for his classic greeting, always, “Hello Dear Lady” along with a hug. Military Rites and a celebration of life will be held for Richard this fall. The date and time will be released privately when ready. How fun it was to know Richard Thompson. May he rest in peace.

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