Marlette Thompson, of Mora, formerly of Fertile, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 101 years old.
PLEASE NOTE: The family REQUESTS that FACE MASKS be worn at the services for Marlette. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
VISITATION will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with a TIME OF REMEMBERANCES held at 6:00 pm led by Pastor Anthony Cloose.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church (11703 Ash St SE- Mentor, MN 56736) with Pastor David Jore officiating. VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
INTERMENT will be in the Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mentor.
Marlette Blossom Lenola Thompson, of Mora, formerly of Fertile, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 101 years old.
Marlette was born on March 2, 1920, in rural Harris, Minnesota to parents Oscar and Lillian (LeMon) Rundberg. She was baptized and confirmed at the Fish Lake Lutheran Church in Stark, MN. After graduating from North Branch High School, Marlette attended Balzer Business College in Minneapolis. She worked for Herschel Manufacturing Co for the next five years.
On May 21, 1944, Marlette was united in marriage to Bert Thompson at the Fish Lake Lutheran parsonage with a reception held at her parents’ home. They farmed and raised their family on the home place of Bert’s parents, Peter and Emma. In 1961 Marlette began working at the Fertile Journal where she worked for over 30 years. Bert and Marlette sold the farm in 1975 and built a home in Fertile. After Bert passed away in 1993, Marlette continued to live at home until deciding to move closer to family in March of 2014. She spent her final years at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. The family would like to thank the St. Clare staff and St. Croix Hospice for all their love and care.
Marlette was an active member of the Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, served with the ladies aide and was a faithful participant in many circles. For several years Marlette enjoyed selling Avon products to her community. She was an avid gardener and loved working with her flowers well into her 90’s. Marlette was a wonderful baker and would exhibit her prize winning baked goods at the Polk County Fair. She will be dearly missed.
Marlette was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bert; daughter Jane (Philip) Rosten; great grandchildren, Lauren Gefre and John Hanus Jr.; siblings, Violet (Ernie), Adelaide, Donna (Bob), Elo, and Larry; Bert’s siblings, Edna (Clarence), Martin (Gladys), Della (Herman), Art (Myrtle), Elma (Art), Viola (Hal), and Eddie (Vangee).
She is survived by her son Larry (Lonny) Thompson; daughter Sandie Thompson; grandchildren, Karin (John) Hanus, Christine (Mike) Gefre, and Marit (Jeff) Mears; great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Aimee, Aleczandria, Abigael, Jaymes, Ameliah, Jonas, Joshua (Nikki), Samuel, Isaac, Jordan, Carter, and Grace; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.