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Richard James

Thompson, Richard J.
Died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 14, 2014 age of 85 years. Loving father of Ann Marie (Marty) McPherson and Jacqueline Lendowski (Mike Hanson). Proud grandpa of Brittany McPherson. Brother-in-law of Betty Zwadzich. Mike’s daughters Kerry and Tracey and their families to whom he was like a grandpa. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by sister Lonnie and brothers Father George, Robert and James.

Visitation Friday, December 26 from 9-10 am at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3100 S. 41st Street followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Interment and Military Honors to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Richard proudly served in the US Army in Korea. He was the Valedictorian of the 1957 graduating class at Spencerian college. Scoring the highest test score on the employment exam at AC Electronics his career included numerous contracts including the Apollo Space projects.
If so desired, memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project ( would be appreciated.

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Jackie Lendowski

Papa son, Its baby son (Jackie), wanting to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know how much I miss you and love you. You will be in my heart forever Dad, I can’t believe your gone!! I am so sorry what happened to you Daddy, but I am grateful that you are in the safe and loving arms of our Lord.

Things will never be the same here without you, until we meet again in Heaven Dad, know that I will be thinking of you every day, remembering all of the fun we have had in our lifetime together.

Thank you Dad for being such a good listener and always caring. Rest in Peace.

Your Loving Daughter, Jackie.

jackie Lendowski

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Geoffrey Postles

General- Many years ago, one summer night, you and I attended a Brewers game. On the way home, as we went around the corner of that busy intersection near Grandma’s house, on two wheels as I recall, you yelled out through your open window, “Mothers hide your daughters.” Yeah, you were really something……, funny, loving father and fantastic uncle. Rest in peace and happy trails, until we meet again. Geoff (MR. P.)

dolores franco

To our cousins-Ann Marie and Jackie, as well as all of those who loved and cared for our Uncle Dick, we send our condolences and support at this time. We only got to spend in-person time with our wonderful Uncle a few times in our lives, but he is remembered very fondly by me and by my siblings. He was very special and he will never be forgotten.
Our Uncle and all of you are on our hearts and prayers.
Dolores (Thompson) and Manny Franco

Susan Jennaro

Dear Uncle Dick, You made me laugh, you supported me, you loved me. I miss you already. Farewell, dear godfather. Hugs to my cousins, your wonderful, smart daughters, Jackie and Ann Marie. Love, Susan

Jolie Randall

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