Of Chelsea, Michigan
Age 76, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1936 in Inkster, MI, the son of John and Stella (Kostrzewa) Thompson. He had lived in the area since 1970, coming from Saline, and was the co-owner of Thompson’s Pizzeria in Chelsea, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed farming, red tractors, hunting, fishing, and playing all kinds of card games. On June 7, 1958 he married Denice C. DesArmo in Munising and she survives. Also suriving are four children: Dean (Colleen) Thompson of Chelsea, Dennis Thompson of Manchester, Diane (Jesse Jr.) Coburn of Chelsea, and David (Jody) Thompson of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Moore of California; and sister-in-law, Doris Thompson of Ann Arbor. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Thomas, Jack, and Gerald Thompson, and two granddaughters, Delyn and Celora Thompson. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chelsea Community Fair.