Obit: Harriet B. Thompson, 84, of Theresa

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Nov. 10, 2016 – Theresa, WI – Harriet B. Thompson (nee Kempfer), age 84 of Theresa, Wisconsin found eternal peace on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee.

Harriet was born on August 10, 1932 to William and Harriet (nee Garretsen) Kempfer. She was united in marriage to Arthur M. Thompson on October 2, 1948 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ashippun. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 2, 1998 and then enjoyed 17 more years of marriage. Art and Harriet were farmers in Hartford until 1969 when they purchased Arty’s Place in Theresa. After retiring Harriet found joy in camping at Blue Top with her children and grandchildren. She loved her family and every moment spent with them. She especially loved catching her grandchildren’s hands in the cookie jar!!

She is survived by her dear children, Rosanne (Kenneth) Kirchner, Arthur Mark Jr. (Donna) Thompson, Christine (Bud) Zimmel, April Thompson (wife of Ned), Timothy Thompson, Katheryn (Tom) Junger, Gerald Thompson (Jennifer Schultz), cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other loved relatives and friends.

Harriet is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Arthur; parents; parents-in-law, Edward and Evelyn (nee Thompson) Thompson; son, Ned Thompson; and many beloved brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services for Harriet will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Noon at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St. Hartford, WI 53027) with Father Thomas Holtzen officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. service.

Interment in St. Paul Cemetery, Ashippun, WI.

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