Gunder Earl Thompson, 81, Oconto Falls, went to his heavenly home on Monday morning, Feb. 8, 2016, surrounded by his family.
The only child of Earl and Dorothy (Bergmann) Thompson was born on April 20, 1934, in Oconto Falls, where he grew up, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1952.
On June 2, 1956, Gunder married Mabel Messinger at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.
Gunder was employed at Scott Paper Co. for over 36 years before retiring in 1989. During retirement, Gunder pursued some favorite hobbies, including beekeeping, woodworking, gardening and spending time at his cottage. He also liked to drink coffee, tell stories and watch CNN. Each Christmas Eve, the ever-growing Thompson family would gather to listen to Gunder read “The Night Before Christmas.”