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Genevieve Thompson

Genevieve Thompson

Sept. 7, 1918-Aug. 13, 2013

Genevieve Benora Johnson-Thompson, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at Aspelund Lutheran Church in Flom, with Reverend Al Brooks officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Genevieve was born to Henry and Mabel Rue on September 7, 1918 on a farm near Flom. Genny was united in marriage to Melvin "Mike" Johnson. They lived in Flom, where Mike operated a repair shop and Genny worked a variety of jobs from their home where they raised their four children. Mike died in April 1978.

Genny worked at the Flom Café and VFW, and it was there that she became re-acquainted with Marv Thompson. They were married in November 1986. They moved to Detroit Lakes and continued to enjoy another 18 years together, until Marv's passing in May 2005.

Genny loved special time with her family and could hardly wait for news of another pending marriage and/or more great grandchildren.

She will be remembered by many for her thoughtfulness, consideration, fine cooking and baking. She has been blessed with many years of happiness in her life.

She is survived by sons, Gary of Brooklyn Park and Keith (Susan) of Ogema; daughter, Diane (Harold) Arends of Otsego; brother DeLyle (Ellie) Rue of Frazee; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Genny was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Mike and Marv; daughter Sharon Tourville; sister Verna Christensen and two great grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred sent to Aspelund Lutheran Church, where Genny was a lifelong member.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at