LaRue “Tom” E. Thompson, 95 of Eau Claire passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born on April 3, 1920 to James and Polly (Myers) Thompson in Stanley, Wisconsin. Tom graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1938. He married Rosalia C. Voglino on June 24, 1945 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Tom served 23 years in the Air Force from November 5th, 1936 thru August 31st, 1960, and was a member of the Merrill’s Marauders during WWII. After his service, Tom worked at Link Brothers, Fabritek, and National Presto. He was active in the Ham Radio Club of Eau Claire. He enjoyed rock collecting, photography, and Ham Radio.
Tom is survived by his wife, Rosalia Thompson; three sons, James (Cindy) Thompson, Jerry (Mary) Thompson, and Larry (Diane) Thompson; 9 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Kinmon; his parents; and one brother.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Funeral services will be on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Whitehead officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery following the service. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.